Award-winning conservation photographer Garth Lenz to lecture at Royal BC Museum
Victoria, BC – Garth Lenz’s emotionally-charged TEDx Talk, The True Cost of Oil, earned more than 530,000 views, and now the internationally renowned photographer is coming to the Royal BC Museum to share the stories behind his photographs.
The guest lecture on Thursday, March 13 complements the 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition currently on display at the Royal BC Museum. Lenz is the 2013 runner-up in the World in Our Hands category for his dramatic aerial image “Oil spoils,” which shows the massive scale and size of the Alberta tar sands.
Based in Victoria, Lenz - a classically trained pianist - left the world of classical music to pursue photography. For the past 20 years he has produced thought-provoking images that capture the impact of industrialization on fragile ecosystems. His photographs have appeared in the world’s leading publications, from Time magazine to the New York Times, The Guardian, Esquire and Canadian Geographic.
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He has also won major awards in the Prix de la Photographie Paris, and is one of only 60 photographers worldwide to be named a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.
Join Garth Lenz for his guest lecture on Thursday, March 13 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Clifford Carl Hall in the Royal BC Museum. Tickets are $16 per person available online or at the Royal BC Museum box office. Members receive a 10% discount. Lecture ticket does not include access to the museum galleries.
The 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition features 100 photographs in 18 categories that are displayed in sleek backlit installations. Each image is accompanied by a caption written by the photographer, along with technical details including camera, lens, aperture and exposure. The exhibition closes April 6.