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Goats follow their herder through the boma they call home. Simanjiro Plains, Tanzania.


Gemina’s photography focuses on documentary storytelling, science communication, and outdoor adventure. Clients include REI, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic News, The Nature Conservancy, Crosscut, ROAM, Cascade Designs, Kubota Garden Foundation, Woodland Park Zoo, 1889 Magazine, University of Washington, and Tufts University, among others. Gemina’s photographs are on show in a permanent multimedia exhibit on whaling in Faial in the Museu dos Baleeiros in Lajes do Pico, Azores. Her work was shown alongside National Geographic photographer O. Louis Mazzatenta in the Fall of 2017 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum for the "Azorean Whalemen: A Photographic Retrospective" exhibit and is currently on display in the Azores. Pieces from her "Everything to Me" project on the human-animal bond in homelessness are currently on display at 18th & Union: An Arts Space in Seattle, WA.


Gemina is a contributing author to the REI Co-op Journal, National Geographic Voices, and Voices for Biodiversity. Her work has also been featured on National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Explorer’s Journal, National Geographic Student Expeditions, UCO Gear, and StrictlyFishWrap blogs. She is a contributing author to the book "Funded! How I Leveraged My Passion to Live A Fulfilling Life and How You Can Too" by Lucy Gent Foma.


Gemina was selected as a Filmmaking LABS Fellow for the 2019 International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, MT. She has also worked as a videographer for Putney Student Travel in Tanzania and Spain to collect footage for promotional videos. 


Gemina has led several online Explorer Hangouts with classrooms across North America hosted by National Geographic Education and Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants. She is a photo instructor and naturalist for Lindblad Expeditions aboard the National Geographic ships in Alaska and  worked as a trip leader and photography teacher for National Geographic Student Expeditions for five summers, leading in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Italy, Tanzania, and Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks. In 2016 she was an invited speaker for the Seattle Town Hall lecture series for her project "Everything to Me", which focuses on people experiencing homelessness in Seattle with their pets. She is a guest lecturer in a mixed undergraduate/graduate level course at the University of Washington, where she teaches multi-class case studies she developed integrating visual storytelling into One Health issues.  Gemina has spoken to several introductory and advanced photography classes at Santa Fe Preparatory School, the Skidmore Photography Club, and lectured as a returning Watson Fellow at Colgate University. 


Gemina and her work on Azorean whalers were featured in the 125th Anniversary issue of National Geographic Portugal magazine and National Geographic Explorer's "Explorer Moment of the Week." Her work with people and their pets experiencing homelessness in Seattle has been featured by Crosscut, Real Change News, CityDog Magazine, the University of Washington, and Washington State University. Her work has been covered by the University of Washington, the Portuguese American Journal, Tufts University, and Dive Photo Guide, among others.  


Gemina has been interviewed twice by Boyd Matson, host of National Geographic Weekend, about her project in the Azores as a National Geographic Young Explorer. Interviews aired in the spring of 2012 and the spring of 2013.