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June 14, 2012

Opening Day: 2012 International Conservation Photography Awards Exhibit

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
June 30, 2012
10 am – 5 pm

Seattle –Join the Burke Museum as the winning photographs of the International Conservation Photography Awards are revealed at the 2012 ICP Awards Opening Day.  

Get a rare glimpse into how the photos were captured and the selection process behind the competition. Four of the honored photographers will speak about their work, photographic techniques, and passion for conservation on June 30. Judges from the panel will offer visitors guided tours of the exhibit.

ICP Awards Exhibit Opening Day Activities:

10:15-10:45 am: Exhibit tour with Barbara Cox, Principal, Photokunst LLC and ICP Awards juror.

11–11:45 am: An award-winning conservationist shows photographs and discusses his groundbreaking work photographing wildlife around Washington State and the U.S.

12:15–12:45 pm: Exhibit tour with Cynthia Hall, Studio SC Senior Designer and ICP Awards juror.

1–1:45 pm: Join winners from the Documenting a Conservation Project category as they discuss documentary photography and their work in Africa and the United Kingdom. Features extensive photography by both artists.

2–2:45 pm: A photographic presentation on the ecology and politics of the ancient forests of British Columbia with a winning photographer from the Natural Environment at Risk category.

Over 75 photos were chosen from more than 1,500 images submitted by amateur and professional photographers from across the globe. The photographs are conservation-focused, chosen in categories such as Wildlife, Landscape, Underwater, and Community at Risk, which focuses on environmental threats to urban areas. Capturing beautiful moments in the natural world, the photos connect us to the tiniest of creatures and enormous environmental changes. The competition and its award-winning photos inspire, educate, and encourage us all to consider our impacts on the world’s natural resources.

The 2012 International Conservation Photography Awards exhibit is organized by the Burke Museum in partnership with the ICP Awards. The exhibit is sponsored by 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, with support from Kym Aughtry; Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation; The Mountaineers Foundation, Carl Skoog Memorial Fund; U.S. Bancorp Foundation; the Peg & Rick Young Foundation.

ICP Awards sponsors: Art 4 Vision Foundation; Art Wolfe; The Bullitt Foundation; Canon; Epson; Getty Images; Museum Quality Framing; Puget Soundkeeper Alliance; Robert P. Rotella Foundation; the Washington Environmental Council.

Photo: Coyote Curled at Sunset. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Timothy Brooks, 2011.

High resolution images available, contact burkepr@uw.edu

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Coyote Curled at Sunset. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Timothy Brooks, 2011.