BIO
born: Long Island, NY - Setauket land
resides: Arcata, CA - Wiyot land
contact: bk.schnitz@gmail.com
instagram: @bkleinschnitz
Brittany Kleinschnitz is a river. Most days she flows as a Naturalist, conservationist, and photographer, at times channeling through writing, dance, tarot, and ritual. Brittany is currently attending the Humboldt State University Master’s of Social Work program and will mainly be working with Indigenous and rural communities. Previous degrees include a BA from Bennington College in Visual Art and Literature and an AS from Columbia College in Natural Resources. Her objective is to find the intersection between healing trauma and healing the Earth mother, hoping to learn how to reestablish a cyclical relationship between Homo sapiens and That Which Moves Them. She is deeply interested in therapy, ecopsychology, environmental justice and education, and drawing from Earth-based ancient and contemporary wisdom to move toward a more harmonious, equitable, and cohesive relationship with ourselves and our Universe.
Brittany has been photographing since 2007 and shoots both analog and digital. Mentors include Liz Deschenes and Jonathan Kline. Her tools of the trade are: Nikon d800, Crown Graphic 4x5 Press, Nikon F90X 35mm, Fuji Instax, and the occasional Holga, Rolleiflex, or Polaroid Sun 600.
Education
2009-2013

Bennington College, VT

B.A. Visual Arts and Literature

2016-2019

Columbia College, CA

A.S. Natural Resources

2019-present

Humboldt State University

MSW Social Work

Certifications

California State Parks, 2018

- S-190 Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior

- L-180 Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service

- S-130 Firefighter Training

- FEMA ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System

California Naturalist, 2018

West Coast Falconry

- Apprentice Seminar, 2016

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

- California Hunter Safety Education, 2016

For print inquiries, please contact me via email with the approximate desired dimensions or budget.

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