Trending: This Print Sale Supports Conservation Efforts

By David Schonauer   Monday November 16, 2020

In October, the pandemic and election started to get to Ami Vitale.

“I was feeling overwhelmed with everything,” says the National Geographic photographer, “and I had to do something.” Vitale began connecting with National Geographic colleagues, and the result, she notes, “is something extraordinary” —  a one-of-a-kind print sale that is raising money for conservation efforts.

“Over 85 of the world’s top fine art and nature photographers and many underrepresented emerging talent who work to protect people, wildlife and the environment have donated images for this special print sale to benefit conservation,” notes Vitale. “This is an independent initiative created by some of the most impactful names in the photography industry."

Those names include Joel Sartore (founder of the Photo Ark project to document species); photographer and filmmakers Jimmy Chin (“Free Solo”) and Beverly Joubert;  and Amplifier Art founder Aaron Huey. Other photographers who have donated work to the sale: Acacia Johnson,  Anand Varma, Annie Griffiths, Bertie Gregory, Brent Stirton, Charlie Hamilton James, David Doubilet, Danielle Zalcman, Jim Richardson, David Liittschwager, Jasper Doest, Katie Orlinsky, Keith Ladzinski, Kirsten Luce, Jody Macdonald, Melissa Farlow, Michael Yamashita, Randy Olson, and Vince Musi.

By Anand Varma

By Beverly Joubert

By David Doubilet

All net proceeds from the sale will go to the environmental organization Conservation International to support the people and communities “on the front lines of conservation efforts,” notes Vitale.

“The initiative was inspired by a desire to face the current challenges of the pandemic as well as the impacts it's having on both wildlife and the communities protecting them,” she says. “Wildlife is being left vulnerable and poaching is rising. We want to help and believe that by coming together, we can give people the chance to own a unique image by a renowned artist and leave a lasting legacy.”

The sale runs through December 10. All prints are 11x16 inches and will sell for $250 until Black Friday (Nov. 27). After Nov. 27, the price will increase to $275.

Go here for more on the Prints for Nature Sale.


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