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PB PHOTO CENTRE to Open Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition by Carlton Ward, Jr. on March 14

PB PHOTO CENTRE to Open Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition by Carlton Ward, Jr. on March 14

 
 
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PRLog - Feb. 26, 2013 - Palm Beach Photographic Centre to Present
FLORIDA WILDLIFE CORRIDOR EXPEDITION:
The Exhibition by Carlton Ward Jr.
   
Multimedia Presentation is March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception is March 14 at 5:30 p.m.

(West Palm Beach, FL – February 25, 2013)  Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced that the museum’s next exhibition will open on March 14 and run through June 11.

"This is an important exhibition,” says Ms. NeJame. “The images from Carlton Ward’s 2012 photographic odyssey and the story they tell about Florida’s profound, natural heritage are truly extraordinary. This exhibition will provide a rare view into our state’s interior, an incredible landscape that must be preserved for future generations to know and appreciate.”

FLORIDA WILDLIFE CORRIDOR EXPEDITION:
The Exhibition by Carlton Ward Jr.

In 2012, photographer and explorer, Carlton Ward Jr. led a small team through a 100-day, 1,000-mile trek -- traveling by kayak, mountain bike, horse and by foot -- from Everglades National Park north to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia.  The exhibition is the legacy of that journey.  More than 50 large photographs and maps document the landscape, flora and fauna of Florida’s interior and illustrate the interconnected, natural corridor that should be preserved for wildlife and future generations.

Carlton Ward Jr is an environmental photojournalist and eighth generation Floridian focused on his home state’s living heritage. His work has been published in magazines including Audubon, Smithsonian, Geo and Nature Conservancy. His 2009 book, Florida Cowboys, won a silver medal in the Florida Book Awards and was featured in Popular Photography. Mr. Ward is a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), president of the Legacy Institute for Nature & Culture (LINC), and a grantee of the National Geographic Society. For more information, please visit www.carltonward.com and www.floridawildlifecorridor.org.

Multimedia Presentation
On Wednesday, March 13 – the evening before the exhibition’s official opening – Carlton Ward Jr. will present a multimedia exposition on the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, beginning at 7:30 p.m..  The presentation will take place in the 3rd floor auditorium of the Mandel Public Library, right across the hall from the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.

Opening Reception
The Opening Reception for FLORIDA WILDLIFE CORRIDOR EXPEDITION will be on Thursday, March 14 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Fascinating Facts:
+ There is an interactive element to the exhibition.  Each photograph will be labeled with GPS coordinates that may be mapped in Google Earth or via alternative application devices.  The Geostory funded in part by the National Geographic Society maps the coordinates and shows correlating video and commentary made by expedition members while on their trek.  For more information, please visit www.floridawildlifecorridor.org.

+ The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition:  Carlton Ward’s newest book will be released prior to the opening of this exhibition.

+ The Florida Wildlife Corridor: A new documentary will be broadcast on local PBS TV stations throughout Florida starting in April 2013.

About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:
The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.

AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW:
Fatima NeJame
Palm Beach Photographic Centre
561.253.2600
fatima@fotofusion.org

Attached Photos from FLORIDA WILDLIFE CORRIDOR EXPEDITION /  All photos are © Carlton Ward Jr.:

1.   Lake Russell Cypress
2.   Ogeechee Tupelo Tupola
3.   Push Poling at Shark Creek
4.   Pine Forest Fog
5.   Kissimmee Prairie Sun Rise
6.   Highlands Hammock

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