Joel Sartore: Photo Ark



A talk by Joel Sartore followed by Q&A (in person and remotely). If you cannot make it in person, you may register to join the webinar remotely HERE. Registration for in person will open October 7 at 10am. This event is FREE but we recommend you book online in advance. 

Heather Furman, The Nature Conservancy, Vermont's Executive Director, will be at the Film House in person to moderate the Q&A. This talk is part of a day devoted to films with an environmental focus at the Vermont International Film Festival. Joel Sartore is an American photographer focusing on conservation photography, speaker, author, teacher, and a long-time contributor to National Geographic magazine.He is the head of The National Geographic Photo Ark project, a 25-year effort to document the approximately 12,000 species living in the world's zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. Joel is on a mission to document endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. His interest in nature started in childhood, when he learned about the very last passenger pigeon from one of his mother’s Time-Life picture books. He has since been chased by a wide variety of species including wolves, grizzlies, musk oxen, lions, elephants and polar bears. His first National Geographic assignments introduced him to nature photography, and also allowed him to see human impact on the environment first-hand. In his words, “It is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. When we save species, we’re actually saving ourselves.”