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Kristi Odom is an internationally acclaimed photographer, a Nikon Ambassador, an associate fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and a motivational speaker. A photographer and filmmaker, her work focuses on connecting people emotionally to animals and celebrating those who have a connection to the natural world.
Her accolades include over 60 international photography awards including 2 Nature’s Best Photography awards, which exhibited her images at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Her work has appeared either online and/or in print for the following clients: National Geographic, Nikon, Forbes, Rollingstone, Microsoft and Outside Magazine. Learn more about Kristi on her website: https://www.kristiodomfineart.com
is a renowned professional photographer, speaker, author and program host. Her authentic photography, from portraits to humanitarian photography, is featured in a myriad of major media outlets. As a Nikon USA Ambassador, Tamara was invited, as one of two photographers, to speak on stage and present her photography at the Nikon Global Launch Event in Tokyo, introducing a new line of ground-breaking mirrorless camera systems. Tamara teaches at quite a range of programs, seminars, and conventions, from delivering presentations at Google, Disney, and Harvard to leading mentor treks to delivering workshops internationally. She is also the author of nine books on photography and has co-produced and hosted a series of global live broadcasts, a long-running web show and is the host of Chasing Frames, a television show focused on capturing experiences and adventures through photography, found on PBS.org.
Tamara is also the co-founder of Beautiful Together, a non-profit focused on supporting children living in crisis and animals in need of refuge. Beautiful Together is currently in the process of building out 83 acres of land in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as a home for their work of connecting the vulnerable and the voiceless in ways that benefit all.
Jen is midwest raised with a west coast heart. It was her love of the Bay Area that helped her decide to drop everything and travel across the country to earn her BA in fine art photography at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. While earning her degree, Jen displayed her work in dozens of art shows and galleries. Shortly after graduating, Jen was honored to be invited back as a substitute instructor. While Jen was teaching at Academy of Art, she also branched out to assist artist Rondall Partridge and continued to hang her art in various art shows in the Bay Area and beyond.
Though she was deeply in love with the art world and just beginning to grow her reputation there, Jen also saw the potential of Looking Glass Photo and wanted to take it to the next level. She saw how the store and its staff were inspiring and helping a whole community of photo enthusiasts and wanted to maximize this potential. After taking the helm at Looking Glass Photo, Jen quickly established a photography school curriculum designed to further inspire and nurture the community she serves. She also masterminded numerous charitable events and photography campaigns to raise money for various causes. To put it simply, Jen runs Looking Glass the same way she leads her life: with a commitment to community and social responsibility. She truly believes that photography can change the world and make people’s lives better.