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A Special Evening with Joel Sartore: “The Photo Ark”
02.21.2018 05.30PM - 07.30PM
Phoenix Zoo Stone House Pavilion - Phoenix
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A Special Evening with Joel Sartore: “The Photo Ark”

February 21, 2018 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Phoenix Zoo Stone House Pavilion

The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo and Arizona State University School of Life Sciences (SOLS) are proud to present a special evening with Joel Sartore: “The Photo Ark” on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. This event is part of an ongoing partnership between the ACNC and ASU School of Life Sciences aimed at advancing conservation research and community engagement in conservation science.

Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. Sartore started the Photo Ark some 11 years ago in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Since then he’s visited 40 countries in his quest to create this photo archive of global biodiversity. Sartore has produced several books including RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, and two new National Geographic Photo Ark books: The Photo Ark and Animal Ark.

The National Geographic Photo Ark is a multiyear effort to raise awareness of and find solutions to some of the most pressing issues affecting wildlife and their habitats. The Photo Ark’s three-pronged approach harnesses the power of National Geographic’s photography and the bold ideas of our explorers. Led by Sartore, the project aims to document every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts.

“There’s definitely a race-against-time aspect to much of Joel’s work,” noted Arizona Zoological Society Endowed Chair at Arizona State University Ben Minteer. “But it’s also biodiversity conservation as fine art. No one who cares about the conservation of wild species and places should miss seeing these photographs and hearing the stories behind them. I’m thrilled we’re able to bring Joel to the Valley and especially pleased that we’re doing so as part of the Phoenix Zoo-SOLS Conservation Partnership.”

“The mission of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation is to advance the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. The images captured and shared through the Photo Ark project do just that. We are so pleased to partner with ASU School of Life Sciences to welcome Joel back to the Phoenix Zoo and are delighted that proceeds from this event will go to support the Zoo’s native species conservation and recovery efforts,” said ACNC President and CEO Bert Castro.

Presentation seating is limited; event may sell out. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit phoenixzoo.org/event-items/joel-sartore-presentation-the-photo-ark/