michael a. estrada/noyekim

quick bio:

- UCLA graduated (2012) artist working at the intersection of art, media, environmental justice, and the representation of BIPOC in nature.


available for:

Creative Branding
Journalism Assignments
Speaking Engagements /Workshop facilitation
Photo workshops


current spaces held:

- Featured Athlete + Writer on Melanin Base Camp
- On Program Committee as a film reviewer for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival
- photo team at Patagonia (PT//title: Photo Special Ops.)
Diversify Outdoors Founding Member
- Next 100 Coalition Member
5 Gyres Ambassador
- Founder, Brown Environmentalist |
BEEN Media


Clients, +
places my work
has appeared

The National Park Service
UC Berkeley
Loam Magazine
The North Face
Avarna Group
American Rivers
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
PGM ONE Summit 2017-2018
The Alpinist
Save the Redwoods League
Outdoor Retailer, The Daily
Pew Foundation
multiple restaurants
and travel guides
- others


previous speaking engagements:

- Metcalf Institute for Environmental Reporting, University of Rhode Island, The Importance of Complete Narratives
- Wilderness Workshop, Gunnison Colorado, On Storytelling
- PGM ONE (2018)
- Color the Crag (2018) photography workshop
- Photography For us By us: Increasing Representation in Outdoor Photography
(Presented at Patagonia SF and Patagonia Pittsburgh, 2019)



upcoming, Trust for Public Land (Summer 2019 print): interview, feature
Triathlete Magazine (September 2018 print): interview, feature
High Country News May 2018: mention, quote
Antioch University: mention in environmental material
Format Magazine: best environmental photos, 2018
Green Dreamers Podcast, 2019: interview, podcast
Hipcamp: interview, 2018
Melanin and Sustainability Style: interview 2018

* this website is always in a state of updating and change.
I try to keep it filled adequately enough to show what my work looks like.