Panamanian tisoy multimedia artist Ash Ponders (b. 1986) lives in the Sonoran Desert making visuals rooted in the history of both the environment and the people that live there for newspapers and art galleries. Their art has been covered by the New York Times, BBC, CNN and Teen Vogue. Their journalism has been commissioned by NYT, National Geographic, WSJ, WaPo, San Francisco Chronicle, The Intercept, NPR, PRI, PBS, HCN, Smithsonian, Audubon and La Prensa. Their journalism has contributed to a number of awards including an Ellie & a Polk and they've been shortlisted for a Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award. Ponders is a member of NAHJ, NPPA, FFR, Diversify Photo and Juntos Photo Coop. They're also an award-winning poet and translator. They desperately want you to follow them on Bluesky.

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Phoenix based; available for work in Latin America and the US Southwest.
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