Carlton Ward, Jr., Conservation Photographer, Clearwater, FL
Friday, April 22, 2016 | 9:00am – 10:30am
Connecting, Protecting and Restoring
One of the most visible advocates for taking action now to provide the missing land and water links for cross-Florida wildlife corridors, Carlton will share photos from two 100-day expeditions across two proposed Florida wildlife corridors, highlighting the importance of connecting, protecting, and restoring corridors of conserved lands and waters essential for the survival of Florida’s diverse wildlife.
Capturing Our World
An environmental photojournalist with graduate training in ecology and anthropology, Carlton Ward aims to promote conservation of natural elements and cultural legacies. For his first book, The Edge of Africa, Carlton spent eight months in the tropical rainforests of Gabon, documenting the unseen wonders of life at the edge of the African continent. Carlton recognizes the power of photographs to influence public perceptions and inspire change. Conservation Photography is a window that sheds light on the people, places and issues that demand our attention so that together, we can ensure their survival.
Don't miss this inspiring presentation and exquisite photography showcase capturing the essence of natural areas in Florida and beyond — highlighting the very species, habitats, ecosystems, and entwined natural/human systems we are trying to restore, enhance, and maintain for our future generations.
Following his presentation, stay for a meet and greet with Carlton. You will also have an opportunity to purchase one or more of his bound photography collection books and have it personally autographed. The three books shown above will be on showcase at the presentation: Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier, Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee, and The Forgotten Coast: Florida Wildlife Corridor Glades to Gulf Expedition.