Rebecca Gaal is a humanitarian photographer, painter, illustrator, writer and student of International public health studies. She is devoted to examining healthcare issues and environmental concerns. Her work has taken her across the globe where she has been witness to the full spectrum of humanity. Gaals’ passion is long-term, in-depth projects where she can watch the progression or degradation between man, medicine, nature and its inhabitants. Gaals’ work aims to show the interconnectedness of issues and create better understanding. The hope is that with understanding empathy and change have a chance to grow.
Residing in Ventura, California, Rebecca studied Environmental Science and Public Health at the University of Oregon, painting at the Art Institute of San Francisco, photojournalism at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, and was an assistant to Nikon Master Vincent Versace and a workshop assistant at the Palm Springs Photo Festival. Gaal holds a Medical Person in Charge and W-EMT certifications from Remote Medical International and is represented by Zuma press, a contributor at Tandem Stills and Motion and a member of the International Guild of Visual Peacemakers.
When not on assignment Rebecca can be found racing outriggers, in the garden with her golden retrievers, puttering in the garage or drawing while the coffee brews.