Brett Kuxhausen documents the Hannibal Expedition, an exploration of a seamount off the coast of Panama with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute aboard the R/V Alucia.
Brett grew up in America’s heartland where stories became his fascination early on. He admired how farmers could turn b.s. into an art, the drama of Friday night football, the way even AM radio grain prices could be entertaining. But, after earning a BS degree in biological sciences, and later a MFA in Science and Natural Filmmaking, Brett found the stories he felt needed telling.
Brett is driven by the belief that storytelling, specifically visual media, wields a mighty power in the Age of the Anthropocene. What he films and photographs is his effort to use a universal language that he loves to push for action and change in environmental conservation, wildlife preservation, and human rights.
In the few years he’s been working professionally, Brett has been nominated for multiple Emmy awards, and won as part of a cinematography team. He’s shot and/or field produced for clients such as National Geographic, The BBC, PBS, The National Science Foundation, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Ocean Media Institute. Most recently, Brett was lead cinematographer and field producer for the media unit of Mozambique’s flagship conservation area, Gorongosa National Park. There, he made feature-length films, television specials, and short-form videos for institutions such as National Geographic, PBS, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Mozambique national television. Brett’s photography has been featured in outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Associated Press, and Nature scientific journal.