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Tim Baca

Tim Baca is an award-winning storm photographer, storm chaser, and landscape photographer with work displayed in galleries across his home state of New Mexico. His love for severe weather formed at a young age, and he began his pursuit of chasing, forecasting, and photography in 2017. His natural editing style and consistent ability to produce storm imagery with compelling foreground elements propelled him to become the 2020 Storm Photographer of the Year and the runner-up in 2021 and 2022. Tim is passionate about teaching others and showing photographers of all levels the raw beauty of severe weather.

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Lauren Thompson

Lauren Thompson is a New Mexico-based fine art landscape and storm photographer. A Texas native, Lauren was raised in the heart of Tornado Alley and is no stranger to supercells and tornadoes. She loves introducing others to untamed beauty of severe weather and teaching how to capture it. Lauren is rising quickly as an artist to watch. Her storm images have been exhibited in multiple galleries: Currently on display in New Mexico's largest photo gallery in Carrizozo and previously in the Time Magazine-sponsored gallery at NFT NYC 2022 and Time Pieces/National Geographic-sponsored gallery at Art Basel Miami 2023. Lauren was also a finalist for the 2022 Storm Photographer of the Year and 2022 Storm Photo of the Year after her first full season of chasing.

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Nick Selway

Nick Selway, deemed a "daredevil photographer" by his contemporaries, was one of the first people in history to photograph lava entering the ocean from the surf. He currently travels up to 180 days a year photographing mother nature’s beauty as an award-winning landscape photographer. Nick's photography has been featured in National Geographic, CBS, New York Daily News, ABC News, UK Daily Mail, Photography Monthly, Surfer Magazine, and many other articles worldwide.

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Justin Snead

Known as "The Dreadlock Traveler," Justin Snead is an accomplished storm chaser and photographer who has been chasing since 2018. As a traveling health care worker, Justin has photographed locations across the globe. He was raised in the south but considers himself a Midwesterner at heart where his passion for severe weather was born. Justin is recognized by his signature moody editing style and love of rock music and pho.

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