An Evening with National Geographic Artists
5200 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77004
With artists David Doubilet, David Liittschwager, and Joel Sartore
Free to the Public
David Doubilet, A Cuttlefish Pauses over a Field of Coral Looking for a Place to Deposit Eggs, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, 2009
National Geographic photographers David Doubilet, David Liittschwager, and Joel Sartore have worked on major conservation issues for National Geographic for decades. As part of the central exhibition for the FotoFest 2016 Biennial, CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet, FotoFest presents a special exhibition of their work at Spring Street Studios, and hass organized this special evening presentation for them to share their work, and history working with National Geographic, with the pubilc.
David Doubilet obtained a B.A. in film and broadcast journalism from Boston University in 1970. He has been a contributing photographer and author for National Geographic since his first assignment with the magazine in 1971. Doubilet has logged more than 26,000 hours at sea as a journalist, artist, and conservationist,using photography as a universal language to communicate both the beauty and the devastation present in our oceans. He is a speaker for National Geographic Live on Tour and has written twelve books, including the award-winning Water Light Time (London: Phaidon, 1999). He is a contributing editor for Ocean Geographic magazine,and his work has been recognized by the Academy of Achievement in Washington, D.C., the Lennart Nilsson Award, and the Explorers Club’s Lowell Thomas Award. He was a contributing photographer in-residence at National Geographic, an honorary member of the Royal Photographic Society, and an inductee into the International Diving Hall of Fame.
David Liittschwager is a contributing photographer to National Geographic and other magazines. He received his training in photography while assisting Richard Avedon in New York from 1984 through 1986. His photographs have been exhibited in many museums, including the American Museum of Natural History, New York; Marian Koshland Science Museum of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.; Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii; and California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.In 1997, he co-produced the Emmy Award-winning National Geographic television special “America’s Endangered Species: Don’t Say Goodbye.
Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher,conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. He specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show what we are about to lose in a world that’s worth saving. He is the founder of the Photo Ark, a multi-year documentary project to save species and habitat. 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.”