Osha Davidson

Osha Davidson

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sha Gray Davidson is a freelance writer, photographer, author, and desert rat who’s lived in the Southwest for two decades. He’s the recipient of several fellowships, including a Climate Media Fellowship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin, which supported reporting for his book, “Clean Break,” published by InsideClimate News.

Osha’s work has appeared in Scientific American, National Geographic, the New York Times, Discover, Sierra, High Country News, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, and Grist, among others. He served as contributing editor at Earthzine, a NASA-funded journal covering remote sensing, and blogged about the emerging clean energy market for Forbes.

His books include “The Best of Enemies,” which was a finalist for the NYPL’s Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism and was later adapted into a film starring Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson. “The Enchanted Braid” was shortlisted for the UK Natural World Book Prize, often called the “Green Booker.” “Under Fire” was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and appeared on several “best books of the year” lists.

From 2016 to 2021, Osha was the lead photographer for the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance. Osha cowrote the screenplay for the award-winning IMAX documentary, “Coral Reef Adventure,” and produced the podcast, “The American Project,” about reparations for slavery and its legacy. He’s a longtime member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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