150 Images Presented of George Grubb's Work - N.Y. City Sierra Club Photography Committee

January 30, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The New York City Sierra Club Photography Committee held a Double Feature presentation, showcasing the works by Madeleine Barbara and George Grubb.  Madeleine presented images of a recent photo safaris to Namibia in a show titled, "The Infinite Diversity of Namibia" and George presented a collection of his wildlife photography in a presentation titled, "Earth's Vanishing Species."  The projected exhibition of these two works were held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Metropolitan Opera Guild Learning Center at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 6th floor, Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center on West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023.

 

George's work integrated the work of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s Red List, which is the World standard for evaluating risks of extinction of the World's species.  This organization is the World's oldest and largest global environmental organization with over 160 countries participating, more than 11,000 voluntary scientists, 900+ NGO's, and over 200 governments.  The organization is headquartered just outside of Genève, Switzerland.  George's images concentrated on wildlife from around the World with a threatened status, and were projected in juxtaposition with the IUCN's Red List ratings for each species.  A brief discussion of the current population numbers, their rates of decline and their current threats were discussed for each species.  Also, a general overview with charts about the IUCN was presented at the start of the presentation.  A Q&A session followed afterwards.  

 

George selected over 150 images for this presentation, which included artistically selected photographs taken during the last five years of his travels, as well as diagrams and charts from the IUCN's Red List.  Examples presented included the endangered orangutans of Borneo and mountain gorillas of Rwanda, to the African wildlife with "Vulnerable" ratings such as the elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs and hippopotamuses.  Other species depicted and discussed included the rhinoceros, polar bears, penguins, walruses, moose, bison, whales, wolves, sea otters and birds such as the wandering albatrosses, steller-sea eagles, and the red-crowned cranes of Japan.  Subspecies of many species were presented and discussed, such as the very, very rare, Rothschild giraffe, the black rhinoceros, the kodiak bears, and subspecies of penguins, like the emperors, kings, macaronis, rockhoppers and gentoos.

The press release for the presentation may be viewed here.  http://georgegrubb.com/2014_01-02_sierraphotonyc_newsletter.pdf


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