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I am a French-Venezuelan wildlife and underwater photographer with a background in visual arts and politics. I come from a multicultural family of artists and graphic designers which has influenced my approach to image making: always looking for abstraction in patterns, lines and colours.

I am passionate about preserving the natural world and aspire to become a camera operator, a photojournalist and a conservation filmmaker. In 2018 I graduated with 1st class honours from the Marine and Natural History Photography BA at Falmouth University but I also previously studied Political Science at La Sorbonne. I wish to use my combined background in social sciences and media as a tool for science communication and conservation stories.

So far, my pro-active, optimistic and hardworking nature have led me to work with renown institutions like the Galapagos National Park and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. I currently based in Bristol but I am available for short-term assignments.

Please feel free to contact me through this form or directly email me at: irene.mendezcruz@gmail.com

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