Sartore's work showcased at cancer center

June 05, 2020

Image with caption: Joel Sartore, Brown-throated Sloth, 1995-2016

Joel Sartore, Brown-throated Sloth, 1995-2016

The gallery space on Level 1 of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center will host the exhibition "Joel Sartore: Photo Ark" from May 15-Nov. 13.

The exhibition features the photographs of Nebraska photographer Joel Sartore. Sartore is an award-winning photographer, speaker, author and conservationist. Since 1991, he has been a regular contributor to "National Geographic Magazine" and was awarded National Geographic Explorer of the Year in 2018. Sartore specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes around the world. In 2005, he started the Photo Ark, a 25-year documentary project to save species and their habitats.

Hours and tours

"Joel Sartore: Photo Ark" is a free exhibition on view on Level 1 of the Buffett Cancer Center during regular visiting hours, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Photo Ark is an archive of intimate and stunning photographic portraits of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Sartore's aim is to create studio-style portraits of all animal species in human care around the world -- an estimated 12,000 species at least. These photographs are his way of giving animals a voice and capturing people's attention and affections, so that they can be saved. To date, Sartore has visited more than 40 countries and photographed more than 9,000 species around the world to inspire people to care and help protect these animals. In his words, "When we save species, we're actually saving ourselves."

"These animal portraits have the potential to educate and change the world," said Colleen Heavican Cass, Healing Arts curator. "Sartore's photographs demonstrate the power of an image and connect us emotionally to the species and each other."

Learn more about Joel Sartore and the Photo Ark.

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