A conservationist telling stories that matter, and continuously trying to find a link between images, messages, people and wild.
Nishant Andrews was born in 1994 and grew up in Dehradun, a quaint little town in a valley amidst the snow-capped Himalayas. He is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker while being a naturalist and a conservationist in the making. He graduated from the St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata, West Bengal with a degree in Mass Communication and Filmmaking, and later went on to study a course in Journalism from the Xaviers Institute of Communication in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
With a penchant for the wild, Andrews integrates his flair for writing and photographing the wilderness with stories of man and wild. Since 2017, he has been involved in the field of conservation with various non-profit organizations like World Wide Fund for Nature India (WWF-India) and Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) wherein his work has featured on the digital and social media platforms. He has also received various bylines for his articles and photo stories featured in publications like the Terra Green Magazine, WWF International Newsletter, and Tiger Link Magazine.
In 2018, Andrews was awarded a certificate by the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department of Dudhwa National Park for his contribution to document their second rhino translocation, a historic move happening after 34 years and curating a short film around it. In 2019, his photographs were a part of an exhibition during the International Summit on Conservation of Forests 2019 held at Forest Research Institute of India, Dehradun where the focus of the exhibit lay around some of the flagship species of India.
When not working on a project or assignment, Andrews likes to involve himself in conducting birding trails and interactive workshops for school and college students talking about the nature around them, telling stories that matter!