Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — 7:30 pm
Speakers: Rob Badger and Nita Winter
Rob Badger and Nita Winter take you behind the scenes on their 27-year journey photographing wildflowers throughout California. It began in 1992 when they discovered and fell in love with California’s spectacular wildflower blooms in the Mojave Desert’s Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve. Photographing these beautiful landscapes and individual flowers evolved into their documentary art project, Beauty and the Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change. Their new, beautiful, multiple award winning coffee-table book of the same name, co-published with CNPS, focuses on California’s amazing plant diversity and is a companion to their traveling exhibit.
Gorgeous scenery isn’t the only thing that makes the Beauty and the Beast wildflower photos so special. Rob and Nita developed unique field techniques to capture one-of-a-kind images. In their presentation, they will describe how they create the photographs in the field, lugging 80 pounds of cameras and their “natural light” studio equipment from below sea level in Death Valley National Park to 13,000-foot-high mountain passes.
Internationally acclaimed conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter have been life partners and creative collaborators for more than three decades. Their work has been featured in Time, Mother Jones, Sierra, Flora magazine, the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Times.
Books are available for purchase, with options for either shipping or safe pick-up in southern Marin, on Rob and Nita’s website.
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