Prints for Nature sale will support the efforts of Conservation International
An initiative featuring over 80 of the world’s top fine art and nature photographers, the Print for Nature sale will includes the work of some of the most impactful names in the photography industry, with all those involved donating an image for sale, and 100% of net proceeds going to Conservation International to raise much needed funding to support the people and communities on the front lines.
Just some of the photographers who have agreed to be involved include Joel Sartore, Ami Vitale, Jimmy Chin, Beverly Joubert, Aaron Huey, Acacia Johnson, Anand Varma, Annie Griffiths, Bertie Gregory, Brent Stirton, Charlie Hamilton James, David Doubilet, Danielle Zalcman, David Liittschwager, Jasper Doest, Katie Orlinsky, Keith Ladzinski, Kirsten Luce, Jody Macdonald, Melissa Farlow, Michael Yamashita, Randy Olson, and Vince Musi, among many others.
One of the key drivers behind the initiative, Ami Vitale says it 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. “Wildlife is being left vulnerable and poaching is rising,” she said. “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."
“I have created many fundraisers in the past, but this one is different,” Vitale said. “It is different because of the urgency of the need it addresses. It is different because of the divisiveness of the moment we find ourselves in. Together we are a community of 'thoughtful committed individuals' and together we can change the world. Your support of initiatives like this one is where a different future begins.”
Nature has sent us a strong message and reminded us of just how small and deeply interconnected our world is. It is a powerful moment to reimagine our relationship to nature and to one other. We need to take care of this planet and to protect existing habitats. Today, nearly one million species are in danger of extinction. Our own health and destiny are intricately connected to the natural world and impacted by the loss of species. When we see ourselves as part of the landscape and part of nature, then we recognize that saving nature is really about saving ourselves.
Why Conservation International?
Organizers selected Conservation International based on their experience and relationships that will give the funding the greatest possible impact, and the transformations they have championed for our planet. Approximately 25 percent of the funds they raise go directly to partners. These funds get to hundreds of grassroots organizations and the reach is profound. Virtually all of their field programs are run by in-country nationals and they actively partner with local communities and indigenous people in the design and implementation of their work. Conservation International is also able to leverage limited philanthropic funding to unlock public funding to scale their work. Their work spans across four continents from grasslands to cloud forests to rainforests to coral reefs.
The Prints for Nature sale features some of the world’s finest photographers working to protect people, wildlife, and the environment. This is a chance to collect some of the most inspiring photography out there and support tremendous conservation work.
The prints will be expertly crafted by the fine art studio of Paper & Ink with Canon’s Lucia Pro archival pigment ink on Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 100% cotton archival rag paper.
You can view all the amzing photographers involved, and purchase a print by following the link: www.printsfornature.com
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