At the last minute Art has scheduled a field edition of his Composing Effective Images Seminar! He has held these popular seminars at Seattle’s Washington Arboretum and Portland’s famous Japanese Garden; now it is time to head south to warmer climes!
Don’t miss this opportunity to study in the field with and get a critique from an amazing photographer and teacher.
Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden
When: March 22-23, 2014
How: Click HERE!
Pantone’s color of the year is Radiant Orchid. Click play to see the “Radiant Orchid” slideshow, or click HERE.
Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.
Congratulations to the winner of Celebrity Cruises’ smartphone competition. Zoe King will be “Celebrity Cruises ‘Photo Ambassador for 2014” and will embark on a 14-night Scandinavia & Russia cruise in May next year.
For more information on the competition and to see more of this year’s entries, click HERE.
Zoe King won with her picture of Gangaramaya Viharaya Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The competition’s esteemed panel of judges included Stuart Franklin, Ian Berry, Massimo Vitali, and myself. I did indeed choose Zoe’s picture as the winner! This is a very complex image, with a lot going on – color, line, repetition and movement. This complexity is what makes it interesting and draws me into the scene.
Without hesitation it was the best photography workshop I have ever attended. By best I mean he combines the finest qualities of artist, photographer and teacher (including the ability to entertain), which is a rare combination today.
2012 was fraught with change and endeavor, sturm und drang. Now is the time to try to remember it all and thank everyone for their support and interest over the last year.
In January we started moving to our new location in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. As everyone knows, moves take longer and cost more than one can ever plan! Needless to say, we love our new location and are happy to be more a part of the art community. It has been great being a part of the popular First Thursday Art Walk.
At nearly the same time, The Natural Wonders Gallery opened in Las Vegas. This stunning gallery, featuring the work of Art Wolfe, Robert Rotella, and Robert Park, is located in The Shoppes at the Palazzo.
As always Art was on the road for a good part of year, photographing for various projects and leading photography tours and seminars. Destinations included Australia; South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda; Brazil’s Pantanal; Ireland, France, Italy, and Croatia; and many locations stateside, such as Alaska’s Lake Clark, the Carolinas, Utah, Washington, California, Pennsylvania, and Oregon; as well as a brief foray into Canada. Art also collaborated with legendary nature photographers Frans Lanting and Tom Mangelsen for a Masters of Nature Photography seminar.
On the fine art print and publishing front, we launched the Human Canvas, Art’s masterwork of painting, the human figure, and photography. This is both a limited edition print collection and book. www.humancanvasproject.com
Europe was good to Art as well; Germany’s Frederking & Thaler published Animal Art and Landschaften Zwischen Himmel und Erde. WWF Netherlands published Wereldnatuur (Art’s first book in Dutch!) and used it as a donation premium in celebration of their fiftieth year anniversary of saving wildlife around the world.
It is always an honor to receive accolades. The University of Washington, Art’s Alma Mater, honored him with a Timeless Award based on outstanding service and achievement since graduation. Landschaften Zwischen Himmel und Erde was named the Most Beautiful Science Book by Bild der Wissenschaft.
Giving accolades in return is gratifying: The 2012 renewal of the International Conservation Photography Awards came off without a hitch. Art founded this invitational in 1997 and it has spun off into its own orbit with the incredible support of the Burke Museum of History and Culture. www.icpawards.com
2013 already shows much promise as yet another memorable year for Art Wolfe, Inc. Stay tuned!
This is a reminder to be sure and get over to the Burke Museum and see the ICPA (International Conservation Photography Awards) show. They have had great turnout for the show this year. It is both beautiful in its presentation and valuable in its conservation message. Take the whole family. Kids totally get this. Photographers are also interacting with the Conservation Candids. This is an interactive Flickr gallery that anyone can contribute a like-minded image to. The Burke Museum even has prizes if you enter a photo.
The Royal Mail has selected Art’s image of a rhinoceros for a World Wildlife Fund stamp set issued today.
Ten species of animal that are presently involved in WWF conservation projects around the globe were selected in addition to the Black Rhinoceros, including an African Elephant, Mountain Gorilla, Siberian Tiger, Polar Bear, Amur Leopard, Iberian Lynx, Red Panda, African Wild Dog and the Golden Lion Tamarin.
The Black Rhino is listed as critically endangered, reaching a population low of 2,410 in 1995 mainly because of poaching. Since then numbers have been on the very slow rise.
Get your set today and support wildlife conservation efforts!
Revolutions can only happen when people come together with a common sense of purpose. What we need today to preserve our planet’s biodiversity is nothing short of a grand revolution that includes everyone. We need those who dress in suits and ties and lobby for the rights of wildlife and wild places; we need those who throw wonderful parties to engage the philanthropic community; we definitely need those who spend countless hours in a lab or in the field collecting data that might help inform decisions…and we most certainly need those who speak with a righteous voice about the beauty and the magic of our planet’s natural wonders and speak for the loss with a sense of urgency, anger and frustration: journalists, poets, musicians, writers, film-makers, photographers…..