I’m very, VERY honored to have been chosen for this year’s Emerging exhibit at the G2 Gallery. I’ve been a fan of the gallery since they opened their doors in 2008, as their mission is one dear to my heart–a gallery filled with incredible images that works to advance environmental issues with nature and wildlife. If you’re not familiar with them, this is their mission statement:
The G2 Gallery is an award-winning nature and wildlife photography gallery that facilitates change by bringing attention to environmental issues through the persuasive power of photographic art. G2 shares this passion with both celebrated and emerging environmental photographers, who use the camera as a tool to inspire conservation. G2 donates all proceeds from sales of the art to environmental groups.
I have 13 pieces on display in the exhibit. Most are from various parts of California or the desert southwest, and one is from my recent trip to New Zealand. I’m honored to share this exhibit with San Francisco wildlife photographer Susan McConnell:
Susan McConnell is a photographer and biology professor at Stanford University. She teaches classes on both brain development and conservation photography at Stanford, and has been at Stanford for more than 25 years in different capacities. A member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, Susan’s interest in biology was the foundation for her passion for conservation photography. Susan’s images have appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, Nature’s Best Photography and Outdoor Photographer. Her photographs of Namibian elephants graced the cover of Smithsonian in 2010 and were exhibited in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Susan was also mentored by internationally renowned photographer Frans Lanting.
I look forward to featuring an interview with Susan here on my blog in the coming weeks, so please check back!
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, the opening reception for Emerging Vi, along with exhibits on birds of prey and wildfire recovery in the Angeles National Forest (a fantastic documentary project by Michael Caley), as well as a beautiful solo exhibit by Don Gottlieb, will be this Saturday, November 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A $10 donation is requested, proceeds of which supports environmental charities. Free valet parking (if you’ve spent time in Venice, you can appreciate this!), and wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. You can RSVP at the link above.
The exhibit is open now, and will run through January 5, 2014–I hope you can stop by if you’re in the area!