Alum Justin Mott Documents Bond Between Last Two Northern White Rhinos, Caretakers

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

MY MODERN MET -- American photojournalist Justin Mott is using the power of photography to shed light on important stories of animal conservation. Mott’s long-term project Kindred Guardians is a look at the men and women who dedicate their lives to saving wildlife. This personal project, which is entirely self funded, had Mott hopping on a plane to Kenya in order to document the last two northern white rhinos in existence.

“At first, it was just a way to get out of the classroom. I was studying Journalism at San Francisco State University and a photojournalism class was a pre-requisite for my major,” Mott says. “I was never happy sitting still in a classroom and listening to lectures. I’m the type of person who needs to be moving and interacting with people.”