Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mark Lukes to give presentation on the work of ILCP

Photographs That Tell the Conservation Story

A presentation by Mark Lukes on the International League of Conservation Photographers at The Center for Fine Art Photography

“The concept of conservation photography has been proposed out of the need to make a distinction between the creation of images for the sake of photography and the creation of images to serve the purpose of conserving nature,” said Cristina Mittermeier, founder and executive director of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP).

Conservation photography is born out of purpose. Rather than simply showing us the beauty of nature – which it can do - its mission is to protect nature.

Join Mark Lukes, ILCP Executive Committee member, president of Art for Conservation and Fine Print Imaging, on Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., for an evening of conservation imagery and the stories behind the images.

Lukes will share images of ILCP and National Geographic photographers like Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting, Florian Schulz, Joel Sartore, Beverly Joubert and many others.

The Center for Fine Art Photography is currently hosting an Exhibit entitled “Our Environment; the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. There is an additional display of images from internationally renowned ILCP photographers in the South Gallery.