WiLD About Conservation
Join us for an evening of incredible tales, stunning imagery, and conservation stories from iLCP award-winning photographers and filmmakers. This event is open to the public and will include a number of speakers from iLCP and a moderated panel with audience Q&A. iLCP Fellows are the world’s best conservation photographers and filmmakers who use storytelling to further environmental and cultural conservation. During this event they will speak on the perseverance, passion and patience required for their projects. This is an evening you won’t want to miss!
The event is happening on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 7:00PM – 9:00PM at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY.
Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance so be sure to get your ticket today!
From behind his camera, Sandesh Kadur sees the world from a very different angle. Through the use of images both still and video, Sandesh exposes the need for conservation and encourages protection of the worlds biodiversity.
His photographs have been published widely in books and magazines while his documentaries with subjects ranging from king cobras to clouded leopards have been aired worldwide on the BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic networks. Over the years, Sandeshs work has garnered many top awards including the CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year, Natures Best Award, International Conservation Photographer Award, as well as twice being nominated for a Green Oscar at Wildscreen.
In 2013 Sandesh was recognized by National Geographic Society as an Emerging Explorer and also received the North American Nature Photographers (NANPA) Vision Award in recognition of early career excellence and continuation of vision and inspiration to others in nature photography, conservation, and education.
Sandeshs books include: Sahyadris: India’s Western Ghats A Vanishing Heritage (2005, also available as an iPad app) and Himalaya: Mountains of Life (2013)His documentaries include: Sahyadris – Mountains of the Monsoon (2002), BBC Natural World – Mountains of the Monsoon (2008), Secrets of the King Cobra (2009), Return of The Clouded Leopards (2011), Secrets of Wild India – Elephant Kingdom (2011).
Images, Sandesh feels, have the power to move people in a way nothing else can, and it is this power he hopes to harness through his work and inspire his audience to protect and appreciate what remains of the wilderness. In 2012 he founded Felis Creations – a media and visual arts company that focuses on creating content that inspires conservation.
Doug is a conservation, wildlife and animal welfare photojournalist, with a focus on Australian issues. He holds a Bachelor of Science with majors in zoology and microbiology, a Masters of Environment and a Masters of Bioethics. His work has been published by National Geographic, BioGraphic, Australian Geographic, Ranger Rick, The Big Issue and in papers such as the NY Times and The Australian.
His recent work has focused on the conservation and animal welfare issues that face the platypus, the Grey-headed Flying-fox, and the little blue penguins of Melbourne, as well as an ongoing portrait series to highlight those behind the scenes, entitled ‘Wildlife Warriors, conservation champions and animal advocates’.
An Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), Doug is also governor of the World Wide Fund for Nature (Australia), and in 2017 co-established the Victorian Alliance for Platypus-Safe Yabby Traps; ,a group that successfully lobbied for a ban on the use of platypus-drowning fishing traps.
A contributing photographer to National Geographic Creative and the Nature Picture Library, Doug has been a finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the Big Picture Natural World competitions, has won the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year ‘Our Impact’ category, and most recently, won the inaugural Wildscreen Panda PhotoStory Award.
His hope is that the images and information he shares, will inspire people to stop, think, and treat the world a little more kindly.
Katie is an award winning conservation filmmaker and founder of Coral & Oak Studios, a company dedicated to telling stories that educate and inspire audiences to engage with the creatures, people and world around them. A recipient of the Henry Luce Fellowship, Katie spent more than a year in Southeast Asia, where she collaborated with scientists and conservation organizations on various art and storytelling projects. Katie is a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and a recipient of the prestigious Koenig Trust Scholarship. Her clients include National Geographic, The Smithsonian Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Woods Hole Oceanographic, PBS and BBC. She currently lives and works in Washington DC.
Program Partners and Sponsors
"If you are involved in photography and/or conservation, you need to go. Period."
"I am infinitely thankful for attending WiLDSPEAK I have been thinking about the power of photography in catalysing science to policy. I think is a perfect combination!'
"Thank you for such a well organized and incredibly inspirational event that exceeded all expectations!"
"This is an amazing group of people and a fantastic organization."
"Appreciated being able to network with photographers, and being re-inspired of the idea that photography can make a tangible, real contribution to conservation work."
"The event gave me a glimpse into a world with which I haven't had much contact. I was impressed by the quality of the photography and the level of commitment required to obtain the images."
"Inspired to create more conservation action, especially as a collective group!"
"Thank you for a wonderful WildSpeak! I learned so much and met so many great people. I am inspired!"