JT Thomas is an award-winning photographer, science journalist, educator, storyteller and media consultant who strives to produce images and films about scientific discovery and social and environmental issues.
With a background in environmental biology, sustainable development and science & health journalism, JT frequently collaborates with scientists, politicians and, entire communities and artists in order to document the critical issues of our times with a human-interest, narrative-driven approach.
Most importantly, JT is a bridge-builder, connector of passionate people and a champion for people and communities with limited access to public forums and civic engagement.
His work has appeared in the New York Times, Le Monde, Nature, Science, Scientific American, Science & Vie, WIRED, Smithsonian, Discover Magazine, High Country News, Virginia Quarterly Review, and been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, The United Nations and in traveling exhibitions in France, Spain, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Cambodia, Thailand and Australia.
JT has made his home in Western Colorado for more than 20 years and now resides in Ridgway, Colorado where he serves on the boards of The Mountain Independent, The Historic Sherbino Theater and he continues to help curate the Ridgway Summer Concert Series and Paonia’s Pickin’ in the Park every year.