Friday, March 19, 2010

A Look at Extinction through Art

Threatened wildlife has long been an issue that has plagued America. Although many people tend to avoid the subject, Joel Sartore decided to face it head on. Sartore, whose photographs are commonly found in National Geographic magazine, is the author of the book Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species. The newly released book intimately captures portraits of U.S. wildlife threatened by extinction. Each portrait is represented with a simple black or white backdrop, which helps focus the eyes on the beauty of the animals. To locate the perfect portraits of America’s endangered wildlife, Sartore traveled from coast to coast visiting zoos and museums all along the way. Sartore notes his book as being, “the most dramatic plea to get people to stop and take a look at what we are throwing away.”

To view the making of Sartore’s book visit

1 comment:

  1. I've been trying achieve this same effect by taking photos of Holly Shelter Game Lands and surrounding areas In Pender, New Hanover & Brunswick. I hope this will better reveals what's at risk if Titan Cement is allowed to settle in our area.


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