Wild Lives is a celebration of the extraordinary diversity of species that inhabit the planet. Some are common, some rare, and many are conservation success stories, species that have been brought back from the edge of extinction. Over his forty-year career, Art Wolfe has photographed many species that were once on endangered species lists, but are now flourishing (such as the bald eagle and humpback whale). These recoveries are an uplifting testament to the resilience of life when it is given a chance.
From amphibians and reptiles to mammals and birds, Wild Lives portrays an earthly aesthetic millions of years in the making. Wolfe has photographed more than 500 species in 60 countries, and the never-before-seen work in Wild Lives forms his most comprehensive, globe-spanning book of photography he has ever published.
Art Wolfe recounts his recent works and inspiring discoveries in the process of routinely pushing his craft. This presentation follows Art as he shoots for projects in photographically-rich locations (many that he’s created photo journeys to return to and share with fellow photographers) and spotlights how Art uses innovative ways to translate conceptual ideas into creative results. A consummate educator, Art finds beauty in degraded environments, expanding the notion of photographic creativity.
This lavishly produced work spans the globe, bringing the beauty of the planet’s fast-disappearing landscapes, wildlife, and cultures into stunning focus. Uniquely conceived and undeniably breathtaking, this elegantly crafted masterpiece will thrill collectors of nature photography and Art Wolfe books and prints.
Accompanying Wolfe’s photos are essays by renowned conservationist, Gregory Green. Focusing on the why of wildlife conservation and recovery, Green discusses the redistribution of animals and their habitats dating all the way back to the Ice Age.
Together, Wolfe and Green have crafted a monograph that will not only shed new light on the creatures that surround us, but on humanity as a species as well.