Remembering Peter Beren

Here at Art Wolfe, Inc. we are deeply saddened by the loss of our longtime friend and agent, Peter Beren.

Our relationship began way back in the late 1980s when he was at Sierra Club Books. They published two of my early books Alaskshak and The Kingdom. Funny thing is, Peter never liked the cover of The Kingdom, but acquiesced to my desires. Later when Peter reinvented himself as a well-known literary agent in the Bay Area, we reconnected, and he guided many award-winning projects with Earth Aware, as well as Bloomsbury, AmPhoto, Ten Speed, Cameron, and La Martiniere. The pinnacle of our working relationship was Earth Is My Witness; Peter had held that title in reserve for Galen Rowell, but it was never used. Finally, for my magnum opus that was published in multiple editions around the world, he felt it was appropriate to let it go. Our latest is Wild Lives, due out in November, is being published by Earth Aware.

We are extremely grateful for the opportunity we had to benefit from his expertise and enjoy his dry humor over the years and send condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed.


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Photographing Olympic National Park with Naturebridge!

NatureBridge is a fantastic organization that partners with the National Park Service to bring 35,000 thousand students from over 700 schools to national parks for discovery, investigation, and learning each year. Last week Libby and I headed out to Olympic National Park to photograph the goings-on at their Olympic Campus. The student group was from the Woods Project in Houston. They successfully hiked Mount Storm King, celebrated by running a gauntlet of trekking poles. The following day’s highlight was exploring the tidepools at spectacular Second Beach. For fifty years NatureBridge has been connecting young people through hands-on, science-based learning. These programs develop compassionate connections to the environment which will last a lifetime.

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