• National Geographic Magazine Contributor
• Nature Photographer & Author
• Featured on CBS, NBC, National Geographic, NPR & PBS
As a freelance photographer for National Geographic magazine, Joel Sartore has produced more than 30 stories from around the world. He documents endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. His latest monumental undertaking is National Geographic’s multi-year project, Photo Ark, with a simple goal – to create portraits of the world’s captive species before they disappear and to inspire people everywhere to care. He has photographed over 6,000 species with a goal of reaching the 12,000 in captivity.
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Magic City Books/Tulsa Literary Coalition suggests the following titles as complimentary reading selections for this season’s speakers. All titles are available at the library. Visit www.tulsalibrary.org to access the catalog.
Joel Sartore: “Photo Ark”
Sartore is devoted to documenting through photography the world’s endangered species. Visit http://www.joelsartore.com/galleries/photo-ark-greatest-hits to see his finest photos.
Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species by Joel Sartore (2010). Eighty iconic images, representing a lifelong commitment to the natural world and a three-year investigation into the Endangered Species Act and the creatures it exists to protect. Summer 2017 Series http://www.oeta.tv/blogs/programming/three-part-series-rare-creatures-of-the-photo-ark-premieres-summer-2017-on-oeta/
Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things by Maura R. O’Connor (2015). A tour of current advances in biology and ethics demonstrates how humans are increasingly in control of evolution.
The Endangered Species Road Trip: A Summer’s Worth of Dingy Motels, Poison Oak, Ravenous Insects, and the Rarest Species in North America by Cameron MacDonald (2015). Confronted with his personal inexperience with the endangered animals about which he teaches, academic MacDonald decides to rectify this shortcoming by investing a summer in field work (Publishers Weekly).