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.
This event is included with museum admission.