ICPA – Deadline Ahead

ICP Awards

Don’t delay. Get on it quickly!

This is my personal invitation to enter the 2012 International Conservation Awards (ICP Awards), if you haven’t already. The deadline for this biennial competition is February 29, includes Leap Day this year. So you have only two more weeks to enter your best work.

I started this INVITATIONAL in 1997 with support of photographers and sponsors dedicated to conservation photography. AND I’m so proud that this wonderful program, with its success, has spun off into its own organization, with incredible support by the Burke Museum of History and Culture where a first-class, 5-month exhibit of selected images will take place this summer starting on June 30. The Burke exhibit will be followed by a national tour of the some of top images selected for the program.

Please visit the ICP Awards website for complete information and to enter: www.icpawards.com

An impressive collection of jurors is on hand to begin reviewing your submissions on March 1. Students, check out the Student Category. This 2012 program follows the huge success of the 2010 program in which there were record numbers of international participants and record numbers of visitors to the Burke Museum exhibit.

Thank you,
Art Wolfe

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Africa: RwandaMountain Gorillas

BLOG: Mountain Gorillas January 2012 – Images by Art Wolfe

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Want To Learn to Snowshoe While Photographing Winter in the Mountains?

Want to know how Art Wolfe fell in love with nature and all its beauty.  He simply got out there and appreciated what we have here in Washington State.

You can too, and here is how you can get out there this winter at little cost.

The start of winter officially begins in a couple days and here is a great opportunity to learn how to snowshoe and take some great winter photos at the same time.

The US Forest Service is offering several weekend day-hikes with a photography theme this winter at Snoqualmie Pass in 2012. For $20 you can sign-up and they will provide snowshoes and a guide and you will take off from 9:30am to 2:00pm. They will teach you ecology and snowshoeing while you glide through a winter wonderland of photo opportunities.  Just bring your camera along.

The USFS also has other hikes of varying duration:

Interpretive 90-Minute Walk
Sat. Sun. 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.
Learn about winter ecosystem, wildlife and safety.
Group size 20

Extended Half-Day Hikes
Fri. Sat. Sun. 9:30 a.m.
Experience Commonwealth Basin in the winter surrounded by the Cascade crest peaks.
Group size 10

Winter Photography & Ecology Outings
Jan. 21, Feb. 4, 18, March 3, 17, 31, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Capture winter nature on film while learning about ecology.
Group size 6

“Kids in the Snow”
Feb. 4-March 31, Sat. 1 p.m.
Earn a Junior Ranger Snow badge! Learn about tracking, crawl into a snow cave and check out a snow crystal with a magnifier.
Group size 20

The 90-minute walk and extended snowshoe trips run Jan. 8-March 31, the winter photography and ecology outings Jan. 21-March 31 and the “Kids in the Snow” program Feb. 4-March 31. Make reservations at 509-852-1062 before Jan. 2; and 425-434-6111 afterwards. Trips for special events and school groups can also be scheduled. Meet 15 minutes early at the visitor’s center off I-90, exit 52 on Snoqualmie Pass.

>>CLICK HERE to register and learn more.

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International Conservation Photography Awards

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An Invitation from Art Wolfe

The 2012 International Conservation Photography Awards (ICPA) are under way today, December 1, 2011. Submissions are now being accepted until February 29, 2012.

This Photography Awards program was conceived and started by Art Wolfe. Watch and listen to his invitation and consider submitting your work and contributing to this showcase program for conservation.

“An event for the advancement of photography as a unique medium capable of bringing awareness and preservation to our environment through art.” – Art Wolfe

>>CLICK HERE to go to the ICPA Website for more information and to learn how you can submit your work. View the 2010 ICPA Gallery to see last years winners.

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Philip Hyde: Messages from the Wilderness

Philip Hyde from Lumière on Vimeo.

Philip Hyde has shown what can be done via photography to shed light and awareness on our precious natural resources.
Celebrate his life and look for his show now on view at the Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta. Watch the video to get a glimpse of his message.

I regularly support conservation and environmental awareness issues through the medium of photography. We all need to get the word or image out to the public in order to influence change and/or preservation. This is the right kind of propaganda.

>>CLICK HERE to get more information about the show.

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Elwha River DamRemoval Begins


This Saturday is the grand re-opening of the beautiful Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

This is the world’s biggest dam removal, and one of biggest and most significant river restoration efforts. We will see a river coming back to life, with great benefits for salmon runs, the tribe and community. The lessons we learn on the Elwha can inspire other river restoration efforts around the country.

>>CLICK HERE for more info on the Elwha Dam removal project

>>CLICK HERE for an interesting back story on Senator Bill Bradley and the Elwha

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ILCP September Newsletter

A commitment that borders on madness.  The community of photographers that are bringing the world into focus.


>>CLICK HERE for the September Newsletter

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Blue Earth Print Lottery September 22

Blue Earth’s first project was “The Living Wild”. Since then they have helped photographers create many socially and environmentally critical works. This is a great event that supports Blue Earth and you could walk away with a great piece of art by one of the many talented photographers.

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ILCP August Newsletter

Keeping you up-to-date on the world of conservation photography.

I was just in Alaska photographing the great bears.  The work of protecting these magnificent creatures is very important.

>>ILCP August Newsletter

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ILCP July Newsletter

ILCP July Newsletter

Be a photographer on the ground (or in this case a tripod in the sky).

Read the newsletter and see how photography can make a difference.

iLCP July Newsletter

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