World’s Leading Photographers Help Raise Conservation Awareness

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One hundred of the world’s best photographers have come together to offer an extraordinary selection of works of art to raise awareness and fund conservation efforts around the world. The mission of the initiative, Vital Impacts, is to support organizations working to protect threatened habitats and storytellers who amplify these critical stories.

© Friend Vitale. Wildlife warden Joseph Wachira comforts Sudan, the last living northern white rhino on the planet, moments before he died of natural causes on March 19, 2018 at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in northern Kenya. He died surrounded by love, with the people who dedicated their lives to his protection. From the moment, almost twelve years ago, when I first heard of the daring plan to airlift four of the last northern white rhinos from Safari Park Dvör Karlove Zoo in the Czech Republic to Africa, until today, when Najin and Fatu, his daughter and granddaughter, are the last of their kind, this story has shaped the lives of countless dedicated custodians, scientists and conservationists.

Dr Jane Goodall DBE, the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, also provided signed prints of her work in Gombe, Tanzania, sixty years ago. These never-before-seen images include a self-portrait, as well as two other images showing the remarkable life of the chimpanzees she has worked to protect for more than 60 years. Other contributors are taken from the covers of National Geographic and the most prestigious art galleries in the world. Outstanding photographers include Paul Nicklen, James Balog, Cristina Mittermeier, Nick Brandt, Chris Burkard, Jimmy Chin, Tamara Dean, David Doubilet, Beverly Joubert, Keith Ladzinski, Jim Naughten, Maggie Steber, Joel Sartore, Tim Flach, Carolyn Guzy , Matthieu Paley, Xavi Bou, Beth Moon, Ami Vitale, Stephen Wilkes and Reuben Wu, who are among the hundred participating photographers.

© Nick Brandt.  The Day May Break is the first part of a worldwide series describing people and animals who have been affected by environmental degradation and destruction.  The people in the photos have all been severely affected by climate change - some displaced by cyclones that destroyed their homes, others like farmers displaced and impoverished by years of severe drought.  The photographs were taken in five sanctuaries / conservatories.  The animals are almost all long-term rescues, victims of everything from poaching of their parents to habitat destruction and poisoning.  These animals can never be released into the wild.  As a result, they are used to it.  Thus, animals and people were photographed together in the same frame.  Available in 2 sizes: 20 x 26.6 inch image size on 24 x 30.6 inch ed paper.  of 15 28 x 37 inches.  image size on paper 32 x 41 inches ed.  from 12
© Nick Brandt. May day is the first installment in a worldwide series describing people and animals who have been affected by environmental degradation and destruction. The people in the photos have all been severely affected by climate change – some displaced by cyclones that destroyed their homes, others like farmers displaced and impoverished by years of severe drought. The photographs were taken in five sanctuaries / conservatories. The animals are almost all long-term rescues, victims of everything from poaching of their parents to habitat destruction and poisoning. These animals can never be released into the wild. As a result, they are used to it. Thus, animals and people were photographed together in the same frame. Available in 2 sizes: 20 x 26.6 inch image size on 24 x 30.6 inch ed paper. of 15 28 x 37 inches. image size on paper 32 x 41 inches ed. from 12.

The initiative will support the Big Life Foundation, the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots and Shoots program, Great Plains Conservation’s Project Ranger and SeaLegacy. The initiative is led by women and founded by the winner National Geographic photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale and visual journalist Eileen Mignoni.

© Tim Flach.  Endangered - Fireflies.  Small 76 cm x 119 cm.  Edition 3 of 10. Large 122 cm x 190 cm.  Edition 2 of 5.
© Tim Flach. Endangered – Fireflies. Small 76 cm x 119 cm. Edition 3 of 10. Large 122 cm x 190 cm. Edition 2 of 5.

They also minimize their environmental impact by offsetting their emissions. Vital Impacts printing, shipping, ordering system and web platform are all carbon neutral.

Visit the Vital Impacts website.

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