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Keynote Presentation - Art Wolfe: The Creative Eye

Art Wolfe Presents: The Creative Eye. A multimedia presentation with projected images and live narration featuring adventures and photographs from his latest book projects and personal works including, Wild Elephants: Conservation in the Age of Extinction, Human Canvas and a special preview of current book projects.

Abstract:

Art Wolfe’s latest project, Wild Lives presents a positive vision of the living world around us, a celebration of beauty, ferocity and revival of Earth’s creatures. Wolfe presents the subjects at the heart of his work—wildlife, conservation and cultures on the edge of extinction and photography as art—in a single masterpiece that takes us through the world’s ecosystems and geographical regions in a vivid display of the fragility and interconnectivity of life on Earth, while simultaneously exploring his evolution as an artist and the techniques he uses to capture the nuances and rhythms of life. Recently released, Wild Elephants and Human Canvas feature work inspired by conservation for both critically endangered wildlife and traditions of art in indigenous cultures. Wolfe weaves the story of these intertwined themes into stunning focus.

Bio: Over the course of his forty year career, photographer Art Wolfe has worked on every continent and in hOver the course of his 40-year career, photographer Art Wolfe has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. Wolfe’s photographs are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition and perspective. Wolfe's photographic mission is multi-faceted: art, wildlife advocacy, education, and journalism inform his work. Wolfe was the host of the award-winning and internationally telecast series “Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge,” an intimate and upbeat series that offers insights on nature, culture, and the realm of digital photography. It continues to air worldwide. Wolfe has released over 100 books, most recently Trees: Between Earth and Heaven, Photographs From the Edge and Earth Is My Witness. Wolfe maintains his stock agency and production company in Seattle, Washington.

SPEAKER:

ART WOLFE - Over the course of his forty year career, photographer Art Wolfe has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. His photographs are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition and perspective. Wolfe's photographic mission is multi-faceted: art, wildlife advocacy, education, and journalism inform his work. Wolfe is the host of the award-winning television series Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge, an intimate and upbeat series that offers insights on nature, culture, and the realm of digital photography. It now airs worldwide and on Amazon.com. He was also featured in the 2015 Canon Australia/National Geographic Channel production Tales by Light, now streaming globally on Netflix. Since his first publication in 1978, Wolfe has released over 100 books in all editions; 2014 saw the release of his magnum opus Earth Is My Witness; this mega project features Wolfe's favorite photos taken so far and is garnering international accolades and awards. It has since been published by National Geographic in France (Hymne à la Terre), Germany and Italy (Eden). In 2018 Trees: Between Earth and Heaven will be published by Earth Aware Editions. Numerous US and international museums and galleries have featured monographs of his work as well his traveling exhibitions, Travels to the Edge, and Beyond the Lens. Earth Is My Witness is now a traveling exhibit in Europe. Wolfe has been a contributor to many group exhibitions. Education is a major component of Wolfe’s work, whether it is about the environment or about photography. He leads photographic tours worldwide as well as regularly presenting his groundbreaking Photography as Art seminar. Wolfe's photographs have appeared in the world’s top magazines such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Audubon, GEO, and Terre Sauvage. Magazines all over the world publish his photographs and stories, and his work is licensed for retail products and advertising, as well as products such as USPS stamps, of which he has three, including a Forever Stamp commemorating the US National Parks. Along with his numerous book and television awards, Wolfe is the proud recipient of the Nature's Best Photographer of the Year Award, the North American Nature Photography Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Photographic Society of America’s Progress Medal. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Wolfe maintains his office, stock agency, and production company in Seattle, Washington. His fine art work is available online at artwolfe.com.