Roie Galitz (born 1980) is an award-winning, NYC based, wildlife photographer and entrepreneur. For over a decade, he has been exploring and documenting our planet’s wildlife and nature, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. His intimate and innovative work (BBC, Nat Geo) gets great exposure worldwide, millions of views and frequent appearances in the media. It was presented in local and international exhibitions, featured in exclusive magazines and honored with over 70 international awards, including the prestigious Picture of the Year for reportage of Science and Natural History.
With equal passion and commitment, Roie is acting as a Greenpeace ambassador and engaging in conservation work around the globe. His video and still photography is a strong testimony to the struggle of the majestic animals he meets throughout his expedition, under the threats of climate change . To help protect them, he shares their stories in fascinating talks. He is recognized for his talks at the United Nations HQ, the NYC Climate Week and TEDx talks in Helsinki University, Glasgow and Wexford alongside global conventions everywhere.
In his homeland of Israel, Roie is a leading figure in the field of photography and was named to The Marker's magazine 40 under 40 list. He shares his knowledge and passion with tens of thousands of photography lovers at the establishments he founded: Galitz School of Photography; largest photography school in Israel (founded 2007), Phototeva Expeditions; one of the world’s top 10 photography expeditions companies (Founded 2010), Composition Magazine; Israel’s most popular photography magazine (Founded 2009), and the Annual Israeli Photography Convention (Founded 2008).
Roie is an Explorer, member of the Explorers Club.
Roie is a board member of the Israeli Nature and Heritage Foundation
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