In her photography, Beth Wald combines a lifelong love of the natural environment and a fascination with the world’s diverse cultures. These two passions have led her from the Arctic to Argentina, from Cuba to Afghanistan in a wide-ranging visual exploration of how we as humans interact with the land and environment that surrounds us.

Beth Wald has done national and international assignments for many editorial clients, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Men’s Journal,and many others, and commercial clients such as Nikon, Patagonia and The North Face, as well as pursuing personal projects.

Having started her career photographing adventure sports, in the last decade she has increasingly turned to documenting cultures and environments at risk, including the traditional lives of gauchos in Patagonia and the plight of the people and environment of Afghanistan. Beth received the 2006 Rowell Award in recognition of her photography and commitment to the people and places that inspire her, and has received awards and recognition from POY, American Photography, Outdoor Photographer, and others.

Beth Wald in the Afghan Pamirs.  Photo by Scott Wallace

Beth Wald lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she climbs, runs and tries to keep a garden alive between assignments. Her stock photography is represented by Aurora Photos.