Douglas Gayeton

Director, The Lexicon of Sustainability

Douglas is a taxonomist, filmmaker, photographer and writer specializing in impact storytelling in food and water.  He has written and directed film series for PBS and HBO and Conde Naste. His stories and iconic photography about agriculture and food systems have appeared in thousands of pop up art shows, a concept pioneered by the Lexicon.  Douglas is the author of SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town, and Local: The New Face of Food & Farming in America. His photographs are held museums and private collections around the world.

Douglas’ life with the creative arts is informed by his early life as a professional skateboarder.  As a technical media pioneer, he has worked in Europe, China and the Middle East.  As a taxonomist, his focus is the environment and he gleans inspiration from life on a farm as a husband, father and wrangler of goats.  Douglas co-founded the Lexicon of Sustainability with Laura Howard-Gayeton in 2011. Together from a few old converted chicken barns they created Laloo’s goat’s milk ice cream, Rumplefarm Productions and the Lexicon of Sustainability.



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