Photography for Conservation: Join us in London!
We are thrilled to present an event hosted jointly by the IC Environmental Society, the International League of Conservation Photographers, the Grantham Institute, the Natural History Museum of London, Wildscreen UK and IC Photosoc.
Three brilliant conservation photographers will join us at Imperial College to speak about their work using the power of photography in the fight for our planet; unifying scientific background and artistic prowess to perfect science communication and provoke conservation change.
Our three presenters are iLCP Associate Fellows: Sebastian Kennerknecht, Joan de la Malla, and Michel Roggo!
|There are forty species of wild cats in the world. They require large tracts of habitat to survive and can therefore serve as umbrella species — save them and you save all the other animals living within their ecosystem. The big cats, including lions and leopards are often used by conservation organizations for this purpose; an effective conservation strategy, but one that is short-sighted. This talk given by Sebastian Kennerknecht will introduce some of the lesser-known small cats and demonstrate why their conservation is just as important as their more familiar cousins.|
|Photography plays a key role in conservation of the environment. Not only does it provide valuable documentation, photography is the most universal of languages, and when used well, it can resonate stronger than any other media form. However, not all images can contribute to conservation nor can all images do so in the same way or with the same intensity. In this talk, Joan de la Malla will be speaking about providing the maximum conservation impact through his photography, and his thoughts on why and how certain images serve this purpose.|
|“We know what coral reefs look like, but what about the creeks, streams, lakes and ponds on our doorstep?” With more than a hundred expeditions behind him and the support of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Swiss photographer Michel Roggo has embarked on an ambitious project, “The Freshwater Project.” In 7 years he photographed forty different and spectacular freshwater environments across the globe from migrating Salmon in Alaska to Lake Baikal in Siberia, the deepest and largest lake in the world. In this talk, Michel will be speaking about The Freshwater Project extended, continuing his work bringing the world’s attention to freshwater habitats.|
It’s going to be an incredible event, we hope to see you there!