Nature Watch: This Print Sale Supports Conservation Efforts

By David Schonauer   Tuesday January 3, 2023

Above: “Sperm Whale Family Unit,” by Tony Wu

More than a hundred world-renowned photographers and conservation heroes that include Jane Goodall are offering unique fine art prints to raise money for the environment.
The photographs from all the artists in this initiative are diverse but the one thing they all have in common is a shared commitment to the environment.

This women-led initiative aims to raise $1 million dollars to support Jane Goodall Institute's Roots and Shoots program and Vital Impacts Environmental Photography mentoring and grant program, a women-led non-profit organization founded by National Geographic photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale..

Vital Impacts has announced two $20,000 Environmental Photography Grants and a mentorship program for fifty aspiring environmental photographers in conjunction with this print sale

Among the photographers whose work is being offered in the sale: James Balog, Brian Skerry,  Steve McCurry, Nick Brandt, Beth Moon, Britta Jaschinski, Frans Lanting, Charlie Hamilton James, Chris Burkard, Jimmy Chin, Tamara Dean, David Doubilet, Steve Winter, Jim Naughten, Xavi Bou, and Aletheia Casey.

“We are also minimizing environmental impact by offsetting emissions. The printing, shipping, ordering system and web platform for the sale are all carbon neutral,” notes Vital Impacts.

“Dusty Tusks,” by Marina Cano

"Penguins," by James and Momatiuk Eastcott

“Mount Adi,” by Francisco Javier Munuera Gonzalez

“Intensity,” by Konsta Punkka

“Big Paw,” by Andy Mann

Work by Vitale is also included in the print sale, along with exclusive, hand-signed prints that Jane Goodall took over sixty years ago in Gombe National Park with her beloved chimpanzees.


By Vanne Goodall

Goodall also has included an image that is traveling in outer space as part of Nasa's Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft. (The Voyager Golden Records are two phonograph records that were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977.) The images included in the sale are also a kind of time capsule of the beauty and life on this planet, notes Vitale.

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