NYC - Lecture Series w/ Sharon Guynup and Steve Winter
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January 06, 2014
6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Lecture
Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021
National Geographic photographer Steve Winter spent a decade in search of wild tigers, devoted to capturing their magnificence and telling their story, hoping to reinvigorate global concern as their numbers continued to dwindle. In 2007, freelance journalist Sharon Guynup was working on a story about poaching in India's Kaziranga National Park--when she glimpsed her first wild tiger and began writing regularly about big cats. They produced a book, just out from National Geographic Books, called Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat, produced in collaboration with Panthera.
The team will share Steve's powerful images, tell field stories, and "talk tiger." They will discuss tiger behavior, why these cats have been feared and revered throughout human history, detail the threats that face them--and the bold initiatives and efforts of many to save them. In the final words of Tigers Forever, "Only 3,200 tigers remain, scattered in pockets across Asia. That’s a shockingly low number. The time to act is now. Once the last tigers disappear, no longer gliding on velvet paws through the jungle, we cannot bring them back."
A book signing will follow.
Steve Winter, a photojournalist who specializes in wildlife, especially big cats, has worked with National Geographic since 1991 and serves as director of media for Panthera. Named Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2012 by the BBC/ Natural History Museum, twice the recipient of the Picture of the Year International award, and winner of the World Press Photo contest in the nature story category, Winter also lectures globally on conservation issues. He is co-founded of Wildlife PhotoMasterclass, teaching wildlife photography workshops on safari in India and Namibia.
Sharon Guynup writes on science, wildlife conservation, and environmental issues. Her work has appeared in Smithsonian, Scientific American, The Huffington Post, the Boston Globe, BBC Wildlife, and Audubon, among others. She launched the State of the Wild book series analyzing the status of the world’s wildlife and wild lands, published by Island Press, and has taught in New York University’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Masters Program.
They are co-authors of a new book, Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat, published by National Geographic Books.
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