Iris Nights: The Photo Ark – A Life’s Work

An Evening with National Geographic’s Joel Sartore
Lecture
PAST EVENT: Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Joel Sartore—award-winning photographer, speaker, author, conservationist, and the 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year—founded the Photo Ark project in 2005 to document endangered species around the world. He arrived at the idea to make studio-style portraits of every living species under human care—in sanctuaries, zoos, and reserves across the globe—to bring viewers eye-to-eye with animals they might not ever see in the wild. He has captured images of more than 8,000 species so far, and estimates it will take 25 years in total to document the world’s 12,000-plus animals currently under human care. Sartore is a passionate advocate for global diversity and his Iris Nights lecture will draw from his years engaging audiences with his sense of humor, compassion, and his mission to make people see, care about, and act on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable creatures.

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Speaker

Joel Sartore
Joel Sartore

National Geographic Photographer and Fellow, National Geographic Photo Ark Founder Joel Sartore, the 2018 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year, is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a midwestern work ethic. Sartore started the Photo Ark…

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Exhibit

The National Geographic Photo Ark, led by photographer Joel Sartore, reflects an effort to document every species living in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries in order to motivate action through education.

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Location

Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067 See parking info on visit page for construction detours

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