Sophie Bolesworth

Environmentalist | Photojournalist


A photographer and producer, traditionally trained in documentary storytelling and fine art. Recently completed an MSc in Sustainable Development, specialising in Political Ecology and the Arctic Ocean. I work on projects communicating conservation and scientific research.
For editorial and commercial portfolio, please be in touch.


Recent projects include: 

2022 project in Lofoten, Arctic Norway, to document the fishing industry. A cultural heritage piece. 


National Geographic 
story published, documenting Arctic whale research.

MSc Sustainable Development, at the SOAS Centre for Development, Environment and Policy, University of London. Focused research on the Arctic Ocean increased economic development and conservation challenges: policy and technological strategies to mitigate impacts of anthropogenic underwater noise on marine life. 

Awarded the Royal Geographical Society's most extensive scholarship 2020: the Jaguar Land Rover Bursary. Arctic expedition studying terrestrial mammal migration in Alaska and Canada, (paused during C-19 pandemic).
 
Sailing expedition to Arctic Norway in winter 2020, to document sperm whales.
 
Content and communications for eXXpedition ocean research, working to launch the Round The World and North Pacific 2018 missions.

Location producer across Europe and the middle east for Adventure Sports TV  by Cinemauro / Canal Off.
Operations and location management in USA, Morocco, Romania and the UK for The Adventurists. 

Expedition crew across Kenya, Botswana and South Africa.

BA(Hons) in photojournalism.

Extensive aerial shooting experience, and qualified paramotor/paraglider pilot. Experience with motorcycle and equestrian shoots. 
RYA Yachtmaster in training. Sailed 1000 NM in 2019 up the length of the Norwegian coast, onboard Arctic science research vessel Barba.

SophieBolesworth onboard Barba_copyright-Peter-Svanberg-_DSC2995.jpg