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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 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.

Esha teaches photography to high school students on four continents with the Fredric Roberts Photography Workshops and teaches Climate Masters to adults through the Santa Fe Watershed Association. She is the president of the board of The Global Warming Express, serves on the board of the New Mexico chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers and is the founding convener of the Santa Fe chapter of the Council on the Uncertain Human Future. Esha hikes, bikes, skis, camps, and plays with her husband, two kids and Siberian Husky in Santa Fe, NM.


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.