Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and originally trained as a classical pianist, Garth Lenz left his music career in 1992 to dedicate his photography towards conservation. He has photographed environmental, wilderness, and indigenous peoples issues throughout Canada, the U.S., Chile, Ecuador, Borneo, and China. This work has led to assignments and publication in numerous books, newspapers, and magazines. These include International Wildlife, B.B.C. Wildlife Magazine, The Nature Conservancy Magazine, Time Magazine, The Guardian, The Guardian Weekly, The New York Times Sunday Edition, The Tokyo Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Globe And Mail, Sierra Magazine, , and many others. He was one of the lead photographers of the book "CLEARCUT, The Tragedy Of Industrial Forestry", as well as La Tragedia Del Bosque Chileno, dealing with the clearcutting of Chile's forests.