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Traveling Exhibition Photography Exhibition

Photo Ark

Photographs by Joel Sartore
Joel Sartore's work: documenting the world’s species before they disappear, and inspiring people to care.
Also available digitally for venues outside of the U.S.A.
Traveling Exhibition Photography Exhibition

Photo Ark

Photographs by Joel Sartore
Joel Sartore's work: documenting the world’s species before they disappear, and inspiring people to care.
Also available digitally for venues outside of the U.S.A.

Photograph by Joel Sartore

About this Exhibition

Photo Ark is a multi-year National Geographic project with a simple goal—to create portraits of the world’s species before they disappear and to inspire people to care. Each image is a visual connection between the animals and people who can help protect them.

With ingenuity and wit, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is creating portraits of an estimated 12,000 species of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. Sartore has photographed 8,485 creatures to date, with more to come. Many of the animals live in the world's zoos and aquariums—among the last places on Earth dedicated to ensuring their survival. This exhibition features many iconic images and allows visitors to follow Sartore around the world on this exciting and important project.

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER:

Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, 24-year contributor to National Geographic magazine, and a National Geographic Fellow. He has traveled to every continent and specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes. Simply put, he is on a mission to document endangered species to show a world worth saving. “Every year I see more habitat loss, more species consumed for food, medicine or simply decoration,” says Sartore. “The Photo Ark was born out of desperation to halt, or at least slow, the loss of global biodiversity.”

Exhibition Info
  • 44 framed photographs
  • 7 text panels
  • Elevations & wall layouts
  • Title treatment
  • Videos books and merchandise available
  • Speaker opportunities
  • 3,000 sq. feet
Availability

The Exhibition

Education Resources

  • Koala

    One of Australia’s prominent endemic species faces pressure from shifting climate and expanding human settlements.

    Emperor Tamarin

    A variety of adaptations enable the emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator) to survive in forests of the Amazon.

    Black-Crowned Crane

    The once-common Black-Crowned Crane faces human and environmental pressure across its range.

  • Koala

    One of Australia’s prominent endemic species faces pressure from shifting climate and expanding human settlements.

  • Emperor Tamarin

    A variety of adaptations enable the emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator) to survive in forests of the Amazon.

  • Black-Crowned Crane

    The once-common Black-Crowned Crane faces human and environmental pressure across its range.

Additional Opportunities & Merchandise

Stock the Book

This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to take portraits of the world's animals -- especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art: to know these animals is to save them.

Stock the Book

A howling wolf, a stalking tiger, a playful panda, a dancing bird -- pairing the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with the delicate mix of poetry and prose of Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander, this lush picture book celebrates the beauty, diversity, and fragility of the animal world. 

Speaker: Joel Sartore

Though best known today for his far-reaching conservation project Photo Ark, Joel Sartore is unique among National Geographic photographers in that his body of work has been about people as often as it has been about wildlife and nature.

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