Sean Landsman

Sean specializes in underwater and research documentary photography with a focus on freshwater systems and conservation issues. He brought his photography skills to IISD-ELA as an Artist-in-Residence from August 25 to 30, 2019.

underwater photographer wearing snorkel

Sean credits his post-graduate training as a fisheries ecologist for his interest in photography, which has grown into a tool to communicate the science he and his colleagues produce.

underwater photo of plants

I am especially interested in teaching people about the aquatic world and helping foster greater care and appreciation for life beneath the water’s surface.

Sean Landsman
fish swimming away from net underwater

Check out Sean’s photography from his time at IISD-ELA below and see more of his work at You can also follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

Field Research Photography

This gallery showcases Sean Landsman's photography of IISD-ELA's research station and the scientists who work there.

Fish Photography

Check out this gallery for an inside-look at IISD-ELA's fish crew as captured by photographer Sean Landsman.