Kike Calvo is an award-winning photographer, journalist, and author focused on culture and the environment.
Kike has been on assignment in dozens of countries, working on stories as varied as belugas in the Arctic to traditional Hmong costumes in Laos. Kike’s images have been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, among others. His images are represented by AP Images, Redux Pictures, and the National Geographic Image Collection.
Kike is pioneering the use of small unmanned aerial systems to produce aerial photography as art, and as a tool for research and conservation. In 2019, his early work with drones was profiled as “genius” in the 2019 National Geographic Almanac. He is also known for his iconic photographic project, World of Dances, on the intersection of dance, nature, and architecture. He has authored eleven books, including Drones for Conservation; Staten Island: A Visual Journey to the Lighthouse at the End of the World; and Habitats, with forewords by David Doubilet and Jean-Michel Cousteau. In 2018, Kike launched “ The Adventures of Pili” project, with the mission to create books and other educational materials that will increase children’s awareness of global environmental issues and foster multi-lingual literacy. Partnering with local NGOs, and adding the support of companies and readers, to the date, 5,000 free bilingual books have been given to kids living in remote communities around the world.
Kike has been part of scientific river expeditions in Colombia, Brazil, and Peru. Over the years, he has joined numerous National Geographic Expeditions—from Spain and Patagonia to Costa Rica and the Amazon. He also enjoys teaching photography workshops and has been a guest lecturer at leading institutions like the School of Visual Arts and Yale University. Kike was granted a 2020 Safina Center Fellowship.
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The Adventures of Pili in New York. A dual-language book for children (bilingual English – Spanish). 2019.
Drones for Conservation – Field Guide for Photographers, Researchers, Conservationists and Archaeologists. Book. 2019.
So You Want to Create Maps Using Drones? Book. 2019.
Kikeo and The Whale. A dual-language book for children (bilingual English – Spanish). 2019.
The Young Birdwatcher´s Logbook. Diario de Avistamiento de Aves. A dual-language book for children (bilingual English – Spanish). 2019.
STATEN ISLAND: A Photographic Journey to The Lighthouse at the End of the World. Book. 2019.
The Adventures of Pili: Birds of Colombia Bilingual Coloring Book. A dual-language book for children (bilingual English – Spanish). 2019.
You can find Kike’s books on Amazon , Barnes&Noble and on Apple iTunes.