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Photo Ark Exhibit to open at the Hansen Museum

 


The National Geographic Photo Ark is a project committed to documenting every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries—inspiring people not just to care, but also to help protect these animals for future generations. In addition to creating an archival record for generations to come, this project is a hopeful platform for conservation.

Featuring the work of Fellow Joel Sartore, the exhibition will be on display at the Hansen Museum, Logan, Kan., from June 19, until Aug. 16. This exhibition is organized by the National Geographic Society and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

In what will be the largest single archive of studio-quality photographs of biodiversity ever, the National Geographic Photo Ark continues to move toward its goal of documenting these 15,000 species in captivity, thanks in part to Sartore’s enduring relationships with many of the world’s zoos and aquariums. These iconic portraits have captured the imagination of people around the world and have even been projected on the Empire State Building and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

The “National Geographic Photo Ark” exhibition will highlight more than 40 of Sartore’s most compelling images and provide visitors with the unique opportunity to come face to face with animals from the National Geographic Photo Ark. Sartore has worked in more than 250 zoos, aquariums, and animal rescue centers around the world. Visitors will learn about the project, its mission, and its conservation efforts. The exhibition will also engage audiences of all ages through free educational materials and activities.

 

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