Earlier this month in Germany, EDEN, the German edition of Earth Is My Witness, won two awards at ITB Berlin. ITB Berlin is the world’s largest international tourism trade fair.
EDEN, published by National Geographic, won the Special Award Presented by the Management of ITB Berlin and the Illustrated Travel Book Award.
The selection jury described their choice as follows:
“Art Wolfe succeeds in capturing nature’s diversity in magical and atmospheric moments.“ The author sums up his photography best: ”Most people will probably never travel to Bhutan or Pakistan. By enabling them to look at my pictures I would like them to feel as though they have been there nonetheless. I want them to feel what I felt in these places. In order to do that I need to capture as much as possible of the landscape, nature and culture of the people I encounter on my travels.“
C is for Coyote, written by Andrea Helman and with photographs from myself and Gavriel Jecan has been published this week and is available for purchase in my online store! This 32-page board book utilizes photos of animals and unique places from the south western United States to teach the alphabet to young readers.
Following up the important and successful Remembering Elephants, Margot Raggett is back with Remembering Rhinos! The Kickstarter is now live and I’d love you all to check it out at and consider giving us your support. Along with many of the top wildlife photographers in the world, I am delighted to be donating an image to this important project. The Kickstarter will pay for the print run, and all subsequent sales of the book will go to anti-poaching initiatives via Born Free.
The Remembering Elephants book project not only produced a beautiful coffee table book; it also raised nearly $170,000 for this important cause. Complete your set, or create one instantly with one of the donation levels that includes both books. Remembering Rhinos is scheduled to be available before the holiday season in 2017 and what better gift for the nature, wildlife, or photography enthusiast than a thoughtful gift that benefits the continued fight to preserve wildlife?
Originally published for Germany, the 2017 National Geographic Eden Calendar contains some of the most dynamic images of my career. The Eden calendar was created in collaboration with the National Geographic Society, an organization intent on preserving and protecting the earth’s many dazzling environments. This high-quality calendar is printed on environment friendly FSC certified paper and assembled with a durable spiral binding.
Earth Is My Witness is a collection of my best work, and has spawned a series of worldwide lectures, presentations, and exhibits. This quintessential award-winning book is the cornerstone for anyone looking to begin or improve upon their collection!
On Wednesday, November 2nd, 6-8pm, at the Rotella Gallery in Bellevue, WA, I’ll be signing my latest book, Photographs from the Edge – a behind-the-scenes chronological guide to the experiences, decisions, and methods that helped me capture images from some of the most exciting locations across the globe. Photographs from the Edge will be available for purchase, and the gallery will also be displaying prints of iconic images from the book.
Two exciting bits of news today for those of you in New York and across the pond in the U.K.!
Limited spots still remain available for my Photography As Art Seminar in New York City this Sunday. During this day-long seminar you’ll learn from my lifetime of experience and interest in treating photography as an artistic medium how to create compelling and creative shots wherever you happen to be in the world, including your own back yard. Maximizing the artistic and creative opportunities of capturing images has always been a priority in my work, and I look forward to sharing my insights and experiences with you!
I have attended several other Art Wolfe workshops in the past and have always learned something new. The Photography as Art Workshop in Denver was no different! I am by inclination a nature photographer, but Art’s presentation was much more than just nature photography. It was truly inspiring, and will have a significant impact on my photography in the future. Art’s message truly hit home for me. I would recommend the Photograph as Art Workshop to anyone with a serious interest in photography.
This upcoming Sunday, I will be in New York City to present Photography As Art at the Museum of Arts and Design. There is still time to join the seminar and spend the day with me as I discuss the many ways to use photography as an artistic medium to identify and capture the design elements in the world around us, creating visually interesting images in virtually any location.
I will also be attending a signing for my new book, Photographs from the Edge: A Master Photographer’s Insights on Capturing An Extraordinary World, at the Rotella Gallery New York from 2-4 PM the preceding Saturday afternoon, and I look forward to meeting everyone who is able to attend!