Wangari Maathai 1940-2011

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The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace,” Wangari Maathai passed away on Sunday.

Her Green Belt Movement founded in 1977 has planted more than 30 million and helped nearly 900,000 women gain jobs.

With Green Seattle Partnership she helped plant trees and inspired everyone around her during her visit to Washington in 2009.

>>NYTimes obituary

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Milestone not gravestone

I turn 60 today.  As you can see, I have much monkeying around to do.

If you know me, then you know there is a lot of life left in the tank and I intend to fully use it all.  It just keeps getting better.

It is a day of celebration for me and I want to thank everyone for their warm wishes, cards, flowers, support and thoughts.  I have so many good friends.

Thank you so much!

(If you know who took this picture using Art’s camera, please let us know.  You were on the China Photo Workshop this year.)

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Elwha River DamRemoval Begins

Elwha

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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C A P Special Showcase Event


The Community Artists Program (CAP) had their first event Saturday at the Seattle Design Center. It was a resounding success.

Art Wolfe supports this program and in addition to the talented artists respresented by CAP, has several of his prints on view and for sale in the gallery at the Seattle Design Center. Please stop in to view the work of these artists and the beautiful images of horses that Art has created.

CAP is the brainchild of arts energizer, Anne Lancaster. CAP supports artists to be sustainable. Retailers are joining up because it supports artists and benefits the entire community. Another example of this can be seen in the window of the Safeway on Capitol Hill, Seattle. Art Wolfe has images in the Safeway window to draw attention to this unique exhibition space for artists.

For more information >>CLICK HERE

Photo credits: Top – Libby Pfeiffer / Bottom – Aaron Dixon

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Wildlife Wins In Washington


There has been good news recently for wildlife in Washington State. Here are 4 articles from the Seattle Times that highlight the good news.

• A large brown bear was sighted in the North Cascades and photographed last October by hiker Joe Sebille. Last week federal biologists confirmed that it is in fact a Grizzly. This is the first sighting in 50 years. Click Here for the article.

 

• A gray wolf pack has been found near Cle Elum and confirmed by state biologists. This is the first pack sighting in many years. Gray wolf packs can move 100 miles in a day. Click here for the article.

 

• Interstate 90 is widening and will include improved wildlife passages near Snoqualmie Pass. The Department of Transportation is improving habitat by fashioning larger culverts and wildlife passages under and over I-90.Click here for the article.

 

• A newborn calf has been spotted among one of the pods of killer whales returning to the Puget Sound.Click here for the article.

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PhotoPlus (UK) Top 50 Photographers July Issue

In their July issue, the UK’s Photo Plus magazine is celebrating its 50th birthday.  To help them celebrate, they’ve asked 50 of their favorite Canon photographers, yours truly included, to share their very best images – along with their insider tips on how you, too, can capture such inspiring photographs.

CLICK HERE – FOR AN EXCERPT FROM PHOTOPLUS MAGAZINE ISSUE 50 – ON SALE NOW. To read the full article in all its glory and to see the Top 50 Photographers and their photos, go to http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/photography/ where you can subscribe or buy individual issues.

The Top 50 Photographers as featured in PhotoPlus issue 50, in no particular order, are:

1. Guy Edwardes
www.guyedwardes.com
2. Tom Mackie
www.tommackie.com
3. Kym Morris
www.kymmorris.com
4. Annabel Williams
www.annabelwilliams.com
5. Steve Bloom
www.stevebloom.com
6. Brutus Östling
www.brutusostling.se
7. Brett Harkness
www.brettharknessphotography.com
8. James Cheadle
www.jamescheadle.com
9. Julian Love
www.julianlove.com
10. Mark Hamblin
www.markhamblin.com
11. Paul Newman
www.photoradar.com
12. Bragi J. Ingibergsson
http://brin.1x.com
13. Charlie Waite
www.charliewaite.com
14. Steve Sharp
www.stevesharpphotography.com
15. Yann Arthus-Bertrand
www.yannarthusbertrand.org
16. Mark Cleghorn
www.phototraining4u.com
17. Jade Lord
www.jadelisaphotography.com
18. Dan Milner
www.danmilner.com
19. Drew Gibson
www.drew-gibson.co.uk
20. Howard Waddicor
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21. Gbenga Sodeke
www.gbengasodeke.com
22. Fran Halsall
www.fran-halsall.co.uk
23. Christian Hough
www.christianhough.com
24. Tim Fitzharris
www.timfitzharris.com
25. David Maitland
www.davidmaitland.com
26. Colin Prior
www.colinprior.co.uk
27. Martin Parr
www.martinparr.com
28. Gareth Hughes
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29. John Freeman
www.johnfreeman-photographer.com
30. Jathin Premjith
www.premjithnarayanan.com
31. Clive Nichols
www.clivenichols.com
32. Paul Whiting
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33. Marc Aspland
www.timesonline.co.uk
www.marcaspland.com
34. Ben Hall
www.benhallphotography.com
35. Douglas Seifert
www.douglasseifert.com
36. Chas Williamson
www.cwsports.co.uk
37. Ben Brain
www.practicalphotoshopmag.com
38. Cheryl Molennor
www.naturelifeimages.com
39. Kevin McNeal
www.kevinmcnealphotography.com
40. Erik Johansson
www.alltelleringet.com
41. Yinka Oyelese
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42. Art Wolfe
www.artwolfe.com
www.artwolfeworkshops.com
43. David Noton
www.davidnoton.com
44. Nigel Blake
www.nigelblakephotography.co.uk
45. Tom Ang
www.tomang.com
46. Chip Phillips
www.chipphillipsphotography.com
47. Matt Henry
www.matthenryphoto.com
48. Adam Burton
www.adamburtonphotography.com
49. Jack English
www.jackenglish.com
50. Damien Lovegrove
www.lovegroveconsulting.com

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GIVE BIG SEATTLE!

UPDATE! – As a follow-up to this post from June 23, just wanted to say GREAT JOB, SEATTLE!!

Over $3.5 million dollars in 17 hours was raised for nonprofits in our area.  CLICK for more details.

Give BIG, Seattle! Today through midnight you have the opportunity to stretch your donation dollars by giving to your favorite local nonprofits through The Seattle Foundation.
It’s a great time to support those local environmental groups that work so hard to keep our city and state green and clean!

http://www.seattlefoundation.org/GivingCenter/GiveBIG/Pages/Default.aspx

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Summer Arrives with Fremont Solstice Parade

BLOG: Solstice Parade 2011! – Images by Art Wolfe

The Solstice Parade is a great Northwestern tradition. Every year it takes place in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, the self-styled “Center of the Universe.” It is a rich and colorful venue and a great place to take photos. Last year I was able to get a few shots that made it into my book coming out this fall “Dogs Make Us Human.” Now I am working on a new book which is a look at children from all over the world. It wouldn’t be complete without a photo or two from the center of the universe!

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Introducing Art Wolfe’s Wilderness Scent

Drawing upon his native home of Seattle, Washington, Art Wolfe has personally harvested the fir, salal berries, and cedar bark that are the essence of this audacious fragrance.  This is a must for any Northwestern male, or any man who wants to smell of the Northwest.  Be bold, be woodsy, be wild.

Special Introductory Offer!

Wilderness Scent Eau de Toilette Spray $69.95.

You’re diamonds, babe!

New! Art Wolfe’s Wilderness Scent
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Year of the Rabbit – 2011!

BLOG: Year of the Rabbit – Images by Art Wolfe

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