Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Nature / Wildlife

The Serengeti National Park

  • Photographer
  • Agency / Studio
    Joson Studio- Sf
  • Photo Date

This body of work was shot in the Tanzania side of The Serengeti National Park. In my photographs, I see myself as having two obligations: one to myself - to share with people the moments that I experience in nature that are breathtaking and that would inspire them to go out and experience nature themselves and second to nature: to motivate people to want to protect the land and creatures that share our planet.

Award-winning photographer joSon was born in the Philippines to a Filipino mother and an African American father. Sent to live with his mother’s family in Vietnam at age ten, he was educated in a Buddhist temple in preparation for becoming a monk. “I thought that was my calling long before I saw life through the viewfinder,” joSon recollects. “But the truth is, I have never left the monk-hood. I just left the temple.” Today joSon is a professional photographer based in San Francisco whose work is collected by an international list of clients.