Hometown: Washington, DC
Hannele Lahti (b. 1981, Maine) is photographer based in the Washington, D.C. region.
Her work focuses on environmental conservation with a primary interest in water. She
uses her work to foster an appreciation for our natural resources by creating visual
stories for clients and fine art exhibitions to engage the public. As stewards of the
natural world, she believes it is our responsibility to honor and protect it.
In addition to her work in the environmental field, Hannele has built a niche business
photographing modern dog culture for commercial campaigns and private collections.
Hannele earned her BFA in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of
Technology and has served on the boards of FotoDC and ASMP’s DC chapter. She
has exhibited her work in a variety of venues, both nationally and internationally.
National Geographic Creative represents her video and stock photography collection.