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In this full-day seminar, you’ll learn that the beauty, emotion and versatility expressed through photography are matched only by the limits of your imagination. Using art history as a reference point, the seminar highlights common visual elements, from shape and space to texture and light, and shows you how to apply them to enhance your own compositions. You’ll explore innovative ways to translate conceptual ideas into creative results, learn how to spot the non-obvious, and uncover new ways to expand your visual imagination.
Today we celebrate one of the more iconic and often symbolic creatures of the animal kingdom; the elephant.
Long revered for their size (African elephants weigh as much as 22,000 pounds) and intelligence, elephants are one of the few species to use tools and employ cohesive teamwork. They are also one of the more expressive and emotional members of the animal kingdom, emoting feelings of empathy and grief for fallen companions.
On this day where we honor these amazing creatures and reaffirm our efforts to conserve and expand their numbers, it couldn’t be a better time to discuss a book project and launch event that I am honored and elated to be a part of. Remembering Elephants is a collaborative effort encompassing the work of 65 of the world’s top wildlife photographers documenting the life of an elephant. 100% of the proceeds from each book sold will benefit conservation efforts.
In April I will be releasing my 99th published work,Migrations: Wildlife in Motion. Inspired by the imaginative spatial designs of Dutch artist M.C. Escher, I traveled the globe in search of similar patterns in nature. The result is a book of remarkable wildlife images that captures both the beauty and the poignancy of animals on the move. Migrations: Wildlife in Motion (Earth Aware Editions, April 6, 2016, $35 hardcover) draws the reader into the energy, motion, and enduring spirit of life on the planet. The stunning images capture the delicate balance of our ecosystem, conveying the primordial stirrings that prompt a flock of snow geese to head south, monarch butterflies to bejewel a forest, or a colony of Indiana bats to snuggle in tight hibernation.
Support the Seattle Children’s Hospital tomorrow night (Nov 5th) by attending the performance of the Primal Symphony at Benaroya Hall.
Art has donated two limited edition prints and full sets of Travels to the Edge DVDs for the Seattle Symphony Guild’s silent auction taking place before the performance. Art has also donated the use of over 60 stunning images that will be projected during the Symphony.
The Symphony Guild is dedicated to enriching the quality of children’s lives in the Northwest and primarily raises funds through an annual benefit concert, composed by Mateo Messina, with proceeds benefiting uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Silent Auction starts at 6:30pm and the performance starts at 8pm.
Art Wolfe to Talk at Opening of Conservation Photography Exhibit at Burke Museum
Opening Day: International Conservation Photography Awards
Sat., June 19, 2010, 11 am – 4 pm
Seattle – A new summer exhibit at the Burke Museum opens on June 19 and will present the winning photographs and honorable mentions from the 2010 International Conservation Photography Awards (ICP Awards). The exhibit will remain on view until September 6, 2010.
On Opening Day, the Burke Museum will host renowned conservation photographer Art Wolfe for two afternoon talks titled “The Spirit of Conservation Photography.” Over the course of his 30-year career, Wolfe has captured stunning images of the world’s fast-disappearing wildlife, landscapes, and cultures. 1997, Wolfe established the The International Conservation Photography Awards competition and has served as its guiding force ever since.
Also on Opening Day, Cynthia Hall, ICP Awards juror, will lead informal tours of the exhibit and discuss her responses to the photographs and address the question, “what makes a photograph award winning?”
Opening Day schedule
11 am – Exhibit tour with Cynthia Hall
12:15 pm – Exhibit tour with Cynthia Hall
1 pm – “The Spirit of Conservation Photography” with Art Wolfe
2:30 pm – “The Spirit of Conservation Photography” with Art Wolfe
International Conservation Photography Awards features over 75 of the best in conservation photographs from around the world in the following categories: Landscape, Flora, Wildlife, Underwater, Environment at Risk, Student, Community at Risk, which focuses on environmental threats to urban areas, Documenting a Conservation Project, which features images from photographers who have personal involvement in an ongoing conservation project, and Puget Sound at Risk, a regional category sponsored by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.