Meet the Team
The Culture-ist is an online magazine that covers conscious travel, social good and holistic wellness. We’ll help you discover how you can spend your life traveling, giving back and living well. Check out our Media Kit here.
Since 2011, The Culture-ist creative agency has been a leader in producing quality content for the travel, wellness, food, product and social impact industries. We bring visions to life through evocative storytelling, beautiful imagery and smart marketing campaigns (Featured by Forbes as “Must-Follow Marketing Minds on Twitter” right next to Sheryl Sandberg ;)). We offer content creation and marketing collateral in the form of blog posts, copywriting, photography, film, social media, website and brand design. We work with our clients in developing lifestyle campaigns that speak to their audience in a way that is authentic, innovative and engaging. Our goal is to create long lasting professional relationships with our clients, partnering on projects that positively affect the world.
Co-founder, Editor, Photographer
Maria is a writer, photographer, editor and the co-founder of the nonprofit organization, Humanity Unified Int’l. She has worked in many different areas of media and television at companies such as MTV Networks, People, Harper’s Bazaar, Warner Bros., WOR News Talk Radio and was a contributing writer at Inc.com. Her work with The Culture-ist has been featured by Architectural Digest, Forbes, National Geographic, BBC America, The Huffington Post Business Insider, and Men’s Health among others.
Check out Maria's imagery on Maria Russo Photography and on
Instagram: @MariaaAugust @humanityunified @thecultureist
Co-founder, Photographer + Filmmaker
Anthony is a documentary + lifestyle photographer, videographer, web designer + humanitarian. His work with The Culture-ist has been featured by Architectural Digest, Forbes, National Geographic, BBC America, The Huffington Post, Out of the Sandbox and a long list of luxury hotel and lifestyle brands.
You can find his imagery on The Culture-ist, Life Dezigned and on Instagram:@lifedezigned @thecultureist
Madeline is a writer and editor based in New York City. As The Culture-ist's Contributing Editor she oversees the site's network of community writers and photographers. She writes frequently for The Culture-ist and elsewhere such as Here, Suitcase, Fathom, and Bustle.
Follow her adventures on Instagram @madolionw
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