Beyond science, the ability to engage and inspire is critical to Raincoast’s work and conservation in general. With this in mind, we are particularly excited to have Cristina Mittermeier join us for episode 4 of Wolf School.
Many of you will recognize Cristina’s iconic images of coastal wolves and wildlife around the world. Cristina is also a pioneer in the field of conservation photography. She was a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and also established conservation charity SeaLegacy with partner Paul Nicklen in 2014. This extract from a journal article by Cristina has helped to articulate what this field is about.1
However, there is an additional step that can be taken by the nature photographer, one in which the practitioner is not just interested in documenting nature or creating works of art, but in making images that, in fact, protect the subject they depict. This is conservation photography.
Raincoast and our wolf school partners, the Wolf Conservation Centre, hope you can join us to learn, not only about the experience of shooting wild wolves (with cameras) in the field, but the importance of wildlife photography with purpose.
I hope you can join us.
- International Journal of Wilderness, Vol 11 No 1 April 2005. ↩