Joel Sartore - MPSF Speaker Series
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Photographer, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine, Sartore specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes to show a world worth saving.

Feb. 28, Mar. 1-3, 2022, 7:30PM PT

Joel Sartore

Joel Sartore

Joel Sartore 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 a midwestern work ethic.

Joel 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 habitats.

In his words, “It is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. When we save species, we’re actually saving ourselves.”

Joel has written several books, including RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, Nebraska: Under a Big Red Sky, Let’s Be Reasonable, and The Photo Ark. His most recent book, Birds of the Photo Ark, is now available wherever books are sold. 

In addition to the work he has done for National Geographic, Joel has contributed to Audubon MagazineTime, 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 contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show and is featured in a three-part series on PBS titled RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark.

Joel is always happy to return to home base from his travels around the world. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife Kathy and their three children.

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