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(Palo Alto, Calif.)—Award-winning National Geographic photographer and founder of the Photo Ark project, Joel Sartore, will appear as part of Peninsula Open Space Trust’s (POST) 2019 Wallace Stegner Lecture Series at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts at 8pm, Tuesday, March 12.
“We are thrilled to welcome Joel to the Bay Area to share with us just a snippet of his impressive body of photographs,” said Walter T. Moore, president of POST. “Joel’s work reaches people on an emotional level, in the hope that they will feel moved to save species which are vitally important to the world’s ecosystems.”
Sartore is an award-winning photographer and an engaging speaker, who has a wealth of humorous stories to tell from the 25 years he has spent traveling the world documenting wildlife.
In 2006, he launched the Photo Ark project to document 12,000 species in captivity before they disappear. By using plain black or white backdrops, Sartore emphasizes the uniqueness of each animal, regardless of size or fame. He hopes to inspire people to fall in love with these animals and join in conservation efforts to protect them. Sartore has already photographed around 8,500 species, and his lecture will include a slide show of his most compelling images.
The Wallace Stegner Lecture Series, now in its 27th year, pays tribute to theconservation legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Stanford University professor and ardent spokesman for the West’s wild places, Wallace Stegner.
Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students, available at www.openspacetrust.org/wsls-joel-sartore. All proceeds of the lecture series support POST’s work to protect open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all.
The series is supported by the Bill and Jean Lane Endowment, with additional support from Sand Hill Global Advisers, Noble & Lorraine Hancock, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, Calibre One Pie Ranch, Alex Wang Group, Fenwick & West and Embarcadero Media.
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 76,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.