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Arts For The Soul presents Joel Sartore
September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
What: Arts For The Soul presents Joel Sartore, National Geographic Explorer and Photographer
When: Friday, September 8th at 7:30p
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St., Lincoln, Ne
National Geographic Explorer, photographer and Lincoln native Joel Sartore first spoke on the Arts for the Soul Music & Fine Arts Series to a packed house in 2016. He will again be presenting pictures and stories from his acclaimed National Geographic Photo Ark Project.
In 2006, world renowned photographer Joel Sartore started the National Geographic Photo Ark in an effort to document every species living in human care, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts. For more than 17 years, he’s traveled to zoos, aquariums, and wildlife sanctuaries around the world in his quest to create a photo archive of global biodiversity. Sartore is a National Geographic Explorer, public speaker, author, educator, conservationist and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. In 2018, he was named the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year.
In September he will also be honored with the Indianapolis Prize Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award. This award is given to conservationists and scientists who use their communication skills to tell the stories of threatened and endangered species and habitats, raising awareness of those issues with the public, businesses and policymakers. (Lincoln Journal Star 8.7.23)
Last May the USPS released the newest set of Forever Stamps, which included images from the National Geographic Photo Ark, showcasing some of the most endangered animals found in the United States and North America. The partnership between the Photo Ark and the USPS aligns with the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, one of the most powerful and important legislative tools for protecting wild plants, animals, and habitats.
Sartore has produced several books including Photo Ark Wonders: Celebrating Diversity in the Animal Kingdom, RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, The Photo Ark, Animal Ark and The Photo Ark Vanishing: The World’s Most Vulnerable Animals.
In addition to the work he has done for National Geographic, Sartore has contributed to Audubon magazine, Life, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and numerous book projects. Sartore and his work have been the subjects of several national broadcasts, including National Geographic’s Explorer, NBC Nightly News, NPR’s Weekend Edition, Fresh Air with Terry Gross and the PBS documentary series, Rare: Portraits of the Photo Ark. He is also a regular contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show.
Sartore’s hallmarks are a sense of humor and a midwestern work ethic. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in journalism. He currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife and children.
Concert Tickets are Adults: $20. Seniors (62 & over): $15, Students: $5, 12 & under free.