Conference-Eve Reception and Presentation

It Just Takes One To Build An Ark
featuring Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photographer
Sunday, March 29, 2015
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Free and open to the public

Come behind the scenes with Joel Sartore as he travels around the world to capture creatures unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, including the most toxic, outrageous, colorful, and simply beautiful. Things can go wrong, and often do, but getting up close and personal is what it’s all about. From hilarious to poignant, we’ll get the inside scoop on favorites like pandas, tigers, and elephants, as well as animals that are on the very brink of extinction. “When we save species we’re actually saving ourselves,” Sartore says.

Joel is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and Midwestern work ethic. He specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. He is the founder of the Photo Ark, a multi-year documentary project to save species and habitat. In addition to the work he has done for National Geographic, Joel has contributed to Audubon Magazine, Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and numerous book projects. Joel and his work are the subjects of several national broadcasts including National Geographic’s Explorer, the NBC Nightly News, NPR’s Weekend Edition, and an hour-long PBS documentary, At Close Range. He is also a regular contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife Kathy and their three children.