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Celia Talbot Tobin (b. 1983) is a freelance documentary photographer based in Mexico. Her work often explores socio-environmental issues surrounding political and natural borders, land sovereignty and the relationships humans build with their environment.

Raised on a farm in central New York, she studied photography and Latin American history in Florida before moving to New York, where she was based intermittently for six years between work in India, Malaysia and Poland. She later spent four years in western Montana while pursuing a master’s in environmental science journalism.  

Celia has spent time as a fellow with the International Women and Media Foundation, as well as with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources.  She was the first recipient of the Crown of the Continent Environmental Reporting Grant, is an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop and a proud member of Women Photograph.

Clients include NPR, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times, Le Monde, Pacific Standard, Audubon Magazine, Buzzfeed News, CNN, The Telegraph Sunday Magazine, High Country News, PBS, Inside Energy and other outlets.