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Esha Chiocchio

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About Esha

Esha Chiocchio is a photographer and filmmaker who uses her combined knowledge of visual storytelling and sustainable communities to inspire social change. An optimistic realist, she is focused on solutions to social and environmental challenges. Her current project, Good Earth, celebrates agrarians from diverse sectors who are revitalizing land through regenerative practices. She is a National Geographic Explorer who has photographed around the world for publications, non-profits, and commercial clients, including National Geographic, Bonefish Grill and Jardins du Monde. She has BAs in Anthropology and French from the University of Colorado, an MA in Sustainable Communities from Goddard College, studied/worked at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa.



The Good Earth series celebrates New Mexican agrarians who are revitalizing land through regenerative practices—building soil, sequestering carbon, reducing toxins, and improving the health of people, plants and animals.

It was my great pleasure to collaborate with interviewer Mary-Charlotte Domandi and editor Madison McClintock to showcase the important work of our fellow New Mexicans. This series was funded by a grant from the New Mexico Department of Agriculture Healthy Soils Program.