Esther Horvath is a Fellow at International League of Conservation Photographers, iLCP.

Esther is a documentary photographer based in New York City. She publishes at National Geographic, Audubon Magazine, Stern Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, New Yorker Magazine, Newsday among others and is photographer of Getty Images and represented by Redux Pictures New York.

She focuses to document the effects of climate change in the Arctic, following closely the work of multiple research institutes involved in developing new research projects that will better understand the changing arctic landscape.

Her other ongoing documentary project focuses on the conservation work of the critically endangered Kemp's Ridley and other endangered sea turtles. She works with governmental and non-profit organizations, biologists, scientists and volunteers all across the United States. 

Her conservation photography goals are to document the work of scientists and organizations that are involved in important environmental issues, to raise awareness on international level, to educate world communities  and tell the best story possible through images, in order to help make a difference in how people understand what actually is occurring.  

She was born in Hungary and received her masters in economics from West Hungarian University. In 2006 following her passion for photography she studied photojournalism at the Photography School of Nepszabadsag newspaper and also at School of Digital and Analogue Photography in Budapest. In 2007 she moved to Vienna and started to work as a freelance photographer. In 2010 she was awarded as "Photo Artist of the International Association of Photographic Arts" (AFIAP) in Paris and in 2011 “Photo Artist of National Association of Hungarian Photographic Arts” (E-MAFOSZ) in Budapest. In 2012, she moved to New York City in order to attend the International Center of Photography, where she graduated in Documentary and Photojournalism.

Collaborative Partners: 

National Park Service, USA

New England Aquarium, USA

Virginia Aquarium, USA

Mass Audubon, USA

NOAA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany

GEOMAR, Germany

DLR, German Aerospace Center, Germany

Waldrapp Team, Austria

Vienna Zoo, Austria

Univeristy of Alaska, Anchorage, USA

Exhibitions, Talks, Awards, Books:

Presenter - Changing Arctic Ocean at University of West Hungary, May 2017

Presenter - Changing Arctic Ocean at University of Alaska, Anchorage, April 2017

Presenter - Conservation Photography at International Center of Photography, March 2017

Exhibition - Group Exhibition "Sea Turtle Rescue" at Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet, Cape Code, Nov 2016

Exhibition - Group Exhibition "Sea Turtle Rescue" at Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet, Cape Code, Nov 2015

Exhibition - "Turtle Rescue Team" at Boston Aquarium, June 2015

Presenter - Conservation Photography on US Coast Guard Cutter Healy, July 2015

Book - FDNY Rescue 1, New York, 2015

Book - "Rescue Battalion" included in the book "Pompiers de New York", Paris, 2014

Exhibition - Group Exhibition "Rising Waters" at Museum of City of New York, 2013

Exhibition - Group Exhibition "The View From Here" at the Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, International Center of Photography, New York, June 2013

Recipient of 2013 George and Joyce Moss Scholarship for documentary photography, New York

Book - “Rescue Battalion” included in the book "New York Edited",  published by Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin, Germany, 2013

Book - Hungarian Embassy in Vienna. Study of History of Art, 2012

Book - Life with Love, published by Novum Verlag, Austria, 2010

Recipient of "Photo Artist of the National Association of Photographic Arts" award, Budapest, 2011

Recipient of "Photo Artist of the International Association of Photographic Arts" award, Paris, 2010





©Esther Horvath