Outdoor Exhibition Showcases Photographer Joel Sartore’s Work to
Document Every Species in Zoos and Wildlife Sanctuaries
The National Geographic Photo Ark, an ambitious project committed to documenting every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, opens at EarthX in Dallas on Friday, April 26. Featuring the work of National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore, the exhibition will be on display until Sunday, April 28.
Sartore estimates the completed National Geographic Photo Ark will include portraits of over 12,000 species representing several animal classes, including birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. In what will be the largest single archive of studio-quality photographs of biodiversity ever, the National Geographic Photo Ark continues to move toward its goal of documenting these 12,000 species in captivity, thanks in part to Sartore’s enduring relationships with many of the world’s zoos and aquariums.
“The National Geographic Photo Ark has already inspired millions around the world with the message that it is not too late to save some of the world’s most endangered species,” said Kathryn Keane, vice president of Exhibitions, National Geographic Society. “Joel Sartore has demonstrated what one man can do using the power of photography—and now National Geographic wants to inspire people all over the country to contribute to this global challenge.”
In addition to EarthxBanquets, the ninth annual EarthX will include three days of exhibitions, a film festival, music, entertainment, learning experiences, discussions, forums, and conferences making it, once again, the world’s largest gathering to positively discuss achievable solutions for environmental change. As the second largest hosted event in Dallas, EarthX attracts more than 130,000 people interested in creating a sustainable world for all living things, and a healthier planet for future generations.
More information about EarthX is available online at www.earthx.org. Members of the media interested in attending can register here.
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