Dec 29 2010

2010 – Year In Review


2010 Year in Review – Images by Art Wolfe

2010 started off with successful workshops in Southeast Asia.

I had special photo shoots for Epson and local Seattle television, as well as a pledge for Oregon Public Broadcasting.  I emceed a very profitable fundraising event for the Puget Soundkeepers Alliance, an organization that is working hard to keep the Puget Sound a viable and functioning ecosystem.

The International Conservation Photography Awards were kicked off with a special event at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall and then opened to great applause at the Burke Museum, which will host the event again in 2012.

I had gallery openings at the G2 in California and the Saxton Gallery in Ohio.  In my own gallery I opened the show “Unbridled”, featuring beautiful oversized prints of horses.

Throughout the year education continued to be a focus, with the Art of Composition tour and a four day workshop in the Grand Tetons. I taught a session at the Welt der Wunder Festival in Germany as well.

Wherever I went, I shot:  New York, California, at home in Washington State, including the Pride Parades in Seattle and Vancouver, BC.

Hinduism’s massive festival, the Kumbh Mela, was in Haridwar this year.  It was a crush of millions of people, it was oppressively hot, and infinitely fascinating and life-affirming.

In 2010 my public television show Travels to the Edge won five Telly Awards for excellence, and in October the Photographic Society of America honored me with the Progress Medal Award.  Outdoor Photographer magazine thrilled me by using my photo of the French Alps as the 25th anniversary cover.  Outdoor Photography magazine in the UK lauded me and 39 of the best nature photographers in the world for our conservation work.

I finished the year in Michoacan, Mexico, photographing the Day of the Dead festival for the first time and then headed off to Antarctica for the umpteenth time in December.

I wish everyone a healthy & prosperous 2011!


Dec 28 2010

40 Most influential Photographers

Click the image above to load a complete PDF of the article.

I am very honored to be part of this elite group of photographers selected by Outdoor Photography magazine (UK) as the movers & shakers in the realm of conservation photography.

LINKS TO THE FULL LIST:

www.andyrouse.co.uk
www.animalsontheedge.org

www.artwolfe.com

www.braaschphotography.com

www.chrispackham.co.uk

www.cristinamittermeier.com

www.danielbeltra.com

www.daviddoubilet.com

www.dykinga.com

www.EarthVisionTrust.org

www.imagesfromtheedge.com

www.jimbrandenburg.com

www.joecornish.com

www.karlammann.com

www.kevinschafer.com

www.lanting.com

www.mangelsen.com

www.markcarwardine.com

www.markhamblin.com

www.martinhartley.com

www.michaelaw.com

www.michaelnicknichols.com

www.naturphoto.de

www.northshots.com

www.patricioroblesgil.com

www.paulnicklen.com

www.peteoxford.com

www.peteressick.com

www.robertglennketchum.com

www.rosing.de

www.shpilenok.com

www.staffanwidstrand.se

www.thomaspeschak.com

www.vincentmunier.com

www.visionsofthewild.com

www.wildchina.cn

www.wildernessphotography.com

www.wildlifeconservationfilms.com

www.yannarthusbertrand.org


Dec 24 2010

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


Dec 21 2010

On Location – ANTARCTICA

I just returned from another eventful and gut-wrenching Antarctica sailing.  I was one of the few not affected by seasickness in the brutal crossing of the Drake Passage.

This was a very lucky trip.  We managed to dodge two major storms, one of which disabled the boat I sailed on last year.  When we returned to South America, there were tours and boats backed up waiting for a break in the weather.

While waiting to embark the Ushuaia in Ushuaia, I photographed psychedelic macros of peeling paint on metal buildings and the next day we were at sea heading to Half Moon Island in the South Shetlands, and then on to the Lemaire Channel and other ice-bound islets.  On one of our exploratorations off the boat I saw young Gentoo penguins play-acting nesting behavior.  They were trying to “hatch” rocks and build nests.

Take a look & enjoy!


NEW! Antarctica – Images by Art Wolfe