Art/Act: Award – Photo Ark, Joel Sartore

The interaction between animals and their environments is the engine that keeps the planet healthy for all of us. But for many species, time is running out. When you remove one, it affects us all.

The National Geographic Photo Ark is a multiyear effort to raise awareness of and find solutions to some of the most pressing issues affecting wildlife and their habitats. Led by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, the project aims to document every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts.

This fall the Brower Center honors Sartore with its annual Art/Act: Award, given to an artist who has dedicated their career to using art for activism. Executive Director Laurie Rich says, “Sartore’s work follows in David Brower’s tradition of utilizing powerful environmental images to inform, engage, and ultimately inspire people to action. We are thrilled to be presenting his impactful imagery in our gallery.”

Art/Act: Award – Photo Ark, Joel Sartore is made possible through the generosity of the City of Berkeley and Frog’s Leap Winery.

Photo Ark is organized and traveled by National Geographic Society.