Founder and Photojournalist, BEEN Media


BEEN is a platform and creative studio aiming to chronicle and amplify the contributions and leadership of BIPOC in the environment.

Michael A. Estrada is a photographer, educator, and creative from California. After graduating from UCLA, he moved to the Marin Headlands for an ecological restoration position in the Golden Gate National Parks. Inspired by his experience with volunteer audiences and school group visits, he then became an outdoor and environmental educator in San Francisco. There, he honed his passions for storytelling, environmental justice, and creative engagement. In late 2016 he began his transition toward documentary journalism and art, with the ongoing commitment to elevate the voices of communities and people through story and visual representation. Michael is a first-generation Salvadoran American, and spends his free time daydreaming, running around under the sun, and drinking a fair share of boba tea. 

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