Lightning Talk | From Cynic to Advocate: South Georgia Island and Yellowstone
One of Carl’s fondest early childhood memories was opening the perfect Christmas gift, a brand new Kodak Instamatic camera. That excitement became a passion while he was studying engineering at Rice University. He had the opportunity to take several photography classes and study under some very talented and inspiring photographers. This experience ignited a fire that has kept burning throughout his adult life.
Frustrated with film photography and never comfortable in the darkroom, Carl embraced high-quality digital photography, exploding his passion into obsession. Carl works hard to continually refine his visual and technical skills while continuing to pursue his original areas of interest: wildlife, landscape and abstract.
Recently, Carl has focused on the large water birds of Southeast Texas, using his photography to educate and inspire viewers and reveal the beauty of the natural world surrounding us. Carl wants to lead people towards a lifetime of appreciation and protection of our natural world.
He lives with his wife and yellow Lab in Houston, Texas.
Carl will participate in the Lightning Talks at 1:30 pm on Friday, February 22, 2019.
Lightning Talk | Changing Waters
Lynne began photographing rivers to record her connection with water and the lessons she learned about aligning with the flow of life. The more time she spent photographing, the more she noticed what was being lost due to human impact. To impaired and remaining healthy waterways, she resolved to work with water and environmental advocates—from members of the Waterkeeper Organization and specific river organizations to Native American activists fighting to preserve the integrity of their ancestral lands and drinking water. Changing Waters was exhibited at the South Florida Museum in 2016.
George F. Thompson recently published a book of 125 of Lynne’s photographs along with essays by Robert Knight of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute and Jason Evans, an environmental studies professor at Stetson. Her water photographs have been included in exhibitions around the country. Her work with Waterkeepers in Florida was featured in an issue of the Waterkeeper Alliance’s international magazine in 2017, and she visited Bangladesh to work with Waterkeepers Bangladesh and the Blue Planet Initiative in the spring of 2018.
Lynne continues to work on water issues with Mountain True, both in her new home state of North Carolina and around the world.
Lynne participates in the Lightning Talks at 1:30 pm on Friday, February 22, 2019.