Here is a great article about Ken Griffey Jr. He mentions his visit with Art and his desire to pursue photography more, now that he is retired.
On May 27, 2010, Art presented his multimedia show “Between Heaven and Earth” at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. This show would not have been possible without wonderful fan support and generous sponsorship by Donovan’s Kenmore Camera (www.kenmorecamera.com) and Canon USA (www.usa.canon.com). Even Tom Skerritt showed up to kindly introduce Art.
Wondering what the giant sea lion nose is on the screen behind the presenters? The International Conservation Photography Awards exhibit will be at Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (www.burkemuseum.org) June 19-September 6, 2010. Art will be giving two talks on opening day, June 19. For more information: http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/event/icpa_openingday/
For 40 years the Washington Environmental Council (WEC) has been a strong voice for environmental protection in Washington. Their collaborative leadership and forward thinking reforms have helped protect the people and natural areas of Washington and created models for change now used around the nation.
Art is proud to support WEC and its important environmental mission.
Have a look at their annual report which features images taken by Art.
Meet Art at the G2 Gallery in Venice, California on Saturday June 26, at 6:30pm. For more information visit the G2 Gallery website.
Art Wolfe wins five Telly Awards for his public television series, Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge.
The 31st Annual Telly Award winners have been notified and Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge public television series is the proud recipient of five Silver Telly Awards, their highest honor, for outstanding achievement. The awards were presented in recognition of episodes developed and produced by Wolfe’s company, Edge of the Earth Productions.
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. Winners are selected by the Silver Telly Council, which is comprised of top industry professionals that are past winners. The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries annually from the finest ad agencies,
production companies, TV stations, cable companies, interactive agencies and corporations in the world.
May 21, 2010 is Endangered Species Day—an opportunity for people to learn about protecting our disappearing wildlife and last remaining open space.
For more information visit http://www.stopextinction.org/
Today is the 30th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.
Art will be giving a keynote presentation at the Benaroya Hall on May 27, 2010 at 7:30pm for more information and tickets click here.
“Every minute I was there, I wanted to flee. I did not want to see this. Would I cut and run, or would I deal with the responsibility of being there with a camera”
This is a quote from James Nachtwey, one of the most celebrated war photographers of our time. Although he was referring to the horrors of photographing human carnage and the tremendous responsibility that photographers have to document the savagery of war and to bring back stories that we may not want to see but that we must see, the quote can easily be applied to the horrors of bearing witness to the devastation of our planet’s ecosystems and species.
“5000 gallons of oil spilled every day” is a phrase that may or may not mean much to many of us, but to see the cloud of oil slowly moving towards the shoreline and to see the anger and sadness on people’s faces as they say goodbye to livelihoods and beloved landscapes touches people on a different level. Whether we want to see the images or not, we are lucky that there are photojournalists on site covering issues that will impact us all.
As lovers of nature, most conservation photographers probably wish that they too could flee and not smell the smoke, be spared the slaughter, not be the last witness to the extinction of a plant or an animal, but just like our colleagues who document war, we too have a responsibility to be there with our cameras and share with the rest of the world images from the frontline of the “biodiversity war”.
International League of Conservation Photographers
To read the whole newsletter head to the iLCP’s website.