Jonathan Perugia - Founder and Director

Jonathan Perugia - Founder and Director

I have spent almost 30 years as a documentary, travel and commercial photographer and filmmaker in many countries.

I’ve been privileged to serve many NGO, commercial, and editorial clients, including the United Nations, Save the Children, Sony and the Guardian.

I launched Gaia Visual as a response to the challenges we face around the world, and a desire to serve, promote and collaborate with inspiring people and organisations who are focussed on solutions.

My images and stories depend on warm relationships with people, a deep appreciation for my clients and their stakeholders, and both documentary and commercial expertise.

Phil Clarke-Hill - Multimedia

Phil Clarke-Hill - Multimedia

I am a video and photo journalist, who has covered stories in five continents in my ten year career. My specialist subjects are culture, environment, activism and travel reportage. I have dedicated much of my career to Latin America - regularly working there since 2011.

Often working with marginalised communities, I aim to show their stories in the mainstream media.

I have a long track record making video & photo stories with clients such as the Guardian, CNN, BBC, National Geographic, Google, Vice, AJ+, the Washington Post, Airbnb, UNHCR, UNISDR, WHO. 

I have been funded by One World Media for a project with the Guarani in Brazil, was a finalist for the Amnesty Media Award and Environmental Photographer of the Year, and have been awarded by the Royal Photographic Society and the International Photography Awards.

A true hybrid shooter for the digital era, I can provide provide video, audio, photography, or a multimedia package combining all of these mediums.

Laura Mahler - Producer

Laura Mahler - Producer

I research new stories, and produce our current ones. 

I always dreamt of travelling the world and making films. To me, visual storytelling is also an incredible opportunity for activism and I use it to increase my impact and reach more people with issues that concern me. I am also founder of Film the Change, a non-profit documentary production company, which creates long-form pieces about current global issues and solutions. 

I previously spent 2 years working in CSR and social enterprise. I have an MRes in Environmental Research at King’s College London and have presented my research internationally, before moving into film & photography.