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.
A bear leans over to look closely at a camera on a tripod.

Launching Raincoast’s photography ethics

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At Raincoast we are committed to only using images and video that are ethically obtained. We have now published our Photography Ethics Policy to guide both our acquisition and use of photography, whether for use on our website, social media platforms, printed materials or other uses. We will only use images from others that we…
Bob McDonald sits on stage with Briony Penn, Brian Falconer, and

Stories from the Magic Canoe – An Update on the Kitlope Tenure

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Last Thursday, Raincoast hosted a sold out event in Victoria about the legacy of the Kitlope and Xenaxiala elder, Cecil Paul. Cecil was the last person born in the Kitlope and led the efforts to protect the Kitlope from extractive industries. Although Cecil could not join us, we were privileged to be joined by three…
Stories From the Magic Canoe of Wa'xaid, by Cecil Paul.

Stories from the Magic Canoe, Victoria on November 21st

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This November we are inviting you to an evening conversation with author Briony Penn, Raincoast’s Brian Falconer, and photographer Alex Harris, hosted by CBC’s Bob McDonald. They’ll share stories about one of North America’s most important Indigenous leaders, Wa’xaid, Cecil Paul and the watershed he helped protect. Find this event on Facebook. November 21st, UVic…
Doug Neasloss speaks to the crowd at the Pipe Shop for BC Bear Day 2019.

BC Bear Day was a success!

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BC Bear Day this past weekend was a grand success. We saw lots of kids, teddy bears in hand, residents looking for tips on how to coexist with bears and people generally interested in learning more about bears. The afternoon portion of the event was filled with presentations, games, face painting, bear yoga and an…
A stunning field of Lupin is framed by the epic mountains of the Kitlope.

A first grizzly bear in the Kitlope

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Just days before being asked to go on a last-minute week-long trip to the Kitlope I had been glued to the pages of Cecil Paul and Briony Penn’s new book, Stories From the Magic Canoe. I was invited to visit as a guest aboard Maple Leaf, to capture visuals, to help with fundraising and awareness…
Aerial view of Maple Leaf in the Kitlope on emerald green water.

Maple Leaf’s commitment to coastal conservation

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2019 marks the second year of a decade-long $100,000 commitment from Maple Leaf Adventures to our research and conservation efforts on the BC Coast and, in particular, the Great Bear Rainforest. As the spring field program for Raincoast’s Salmon Carnivore program comes to an end…