Alex Harris

Alex Harris is a photographer and story teller and communications manager with Raincoast.

Photography and filmmaking 

Alex’s love for photography began at age 10 when a photo she took of a Blue Heron won her a big shiny ribbon at a fall fair. In her early teens she spent her weekends making music videos with friends and in her late teens she found herself in a niche of shooting fancy wine tastings. At 22, she ventured into her first documentary about the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. After touring it around the West Coast she realized the power film and photography holds in sharing stories and was hooked.

Now, at 25, with a love for the natural world, and a determination to help protect it, she is often found outside, camera in-hand and/or roaming around so called “B.C.” using media to help amplify the voices of people and communities (OR vigorously editing in the dark). She is inspired and deeply humbled by the dedicated people she has the honour to work alongside and learn from, and all the plants, animals and fungi she has the privilege to live amongst.

Alex Harris, photographer, with a toque on .
Alex Harris, videographer & photographer, communications expert.
Drone image taken above Fairy Creek - an unlogged watershed.

Big trees, big stumps and broken promises

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For the last two years, I’ve been documenting clearcut logging on Salt Spring Island, and with Raincoasts’s Gulf Islands Forest Project, on Pender Island too. On a small island such as Pender, these relatively small clearcut patches can have a disproportionate impact on the landscape. I wanted to go to the Fairy Creek Blockade to see this intact watershed and support the Indigenous people and land defenders who’ve been protecting this place.
Southern Resident killer whale at the surface of the water at sunset.

Southern Resident killer whales need your voice

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With the Canadian federal government set to decide on recovery measures for 2021, we have made it easy for you to send a letter to three federal ministers encouraging them to implement the strongest possible recovery measures to ensure the survival of Southern Resident killer whales.
Jess Housty, Misty MacDuffee and others on a panel about the book, Spirits of the Coast.

Spirits of the Coast – live event

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Join us on July 22 for an unique evening bringing together contributors from the book, Spirits of the Coast. Hear from Jess Housty, Nikki Iyolo Sanchez, Misty MacDuffee and Eric Mazimpaka, as they discuss their own connection to killer whales…
A bear stands on their hind legs with some grass hanging out of their mouth, and a landscape photo of the Kitlope floats in the corner.

Thank you for joining our Kitlope webinar

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We’ve published the webinar video to our Youtube channel in case you want to watch it again or share it with a friend or network. The campaign video we played at the beginning of the webinar is also online if you want to watch it again…