Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a midwestern work ethic.
Sartore started the Photo Ark some 11 years ago in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Since then he’s visited 40 countries in his quest to create this photo archive of global biodiversity. Sartore has produced several books including RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, and two new National Geographic Photo Ark books: “The Photo Ark” and “Animal Ark.”
National Geographic Photo Ark fans are also invited to join the conversation on social media with #SaveTogether and learn more about how to get involved with the project at NatGeoPhotoArk.org.
In addition to the work he has done for “National Geographic,” Sartore has contributed to Audubon magazine, “Life,” “The New York Times,” “Sports Illustrated” and numerous book projects. Sartore and his work have been the subjects of several national broadcasts, including “National Geographic’s Explorer,” “NBC Nightly News,” NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” and the PBS documentary series, “Rare: Portraits of the Photo Ark.” He is also a regular contributor on the “CBS Sunday Morning Show.”
Sartore graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in journalism. He currently lives in Nebraska with his wife and children.
Photographer Joel Sartore captures images of some of the world’s rarest animals in a studio setting. The National Geographic fellow will share a behind-the-scenes look at his Photo Ark project and offer a glimpse into what it’s like working with these special subjects.
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited and begins at 3:30 pm.
Pictured Right: © Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark. Photo by Grahm S. Jones, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Ohio After a photo shoot at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, a clouded leopard cub climbs on Sartore’s head. The leopards, which live in Asian tropical forests, are illegally hunted for their spotted pelts. For more information, go to NatGeoPhotoArk.org.