Geoff Oliver Bugbee ( b.1971 ) is an American freelance photographer, multimedia journalist and visual consultant for global health NGOs and international relief agencies. For over twenty years he has filed images, stories and video footage from remote outposts in over fifty countries including Bhutan, Mongolia, Haiti, Bolivia, Sierra Leone, Congo DRC, and Rwanda. His ink-filled passports rate among his most cherished possessions.
Exploring the complexities of curable blindness and eye surgery through comprehensive visual capture and clinical case stories, as well as bolstering image archives for some of the world's leading blindness prevention agencies, he continues a life-long commitment to the worldwide sight restoration movement.
Geoff explains, "At some point back in the analog photography era, I realized the critical role vision would play in the trajectory of my life, specifically how fundamental my eyes would be going forward working as a socially-concerned photographer. A simple realization for sure, but it sort of shook the core and cleared a path ahead to work for others who struggle to see. It just made so much sense."
His recent clinical and editorial work has appeared in many humanitarian and NGO journals, The New York Times, Huffington Post, National Geographic Books, Fast Company magazine, Readers Digest, USA Today, Forbes, Voice of America, Ophthalmology Today and The Guardian (UK).
Email - geo(at)mcn.org | Tel. - 502.216.8049