FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
National Geographic Endorses Meet Your Neighbours
Paris, France – April 17, 2012 – National Geographic | France has endorsed Meet Your Neighbours, an international nature photography project whose mission is to help people appreciate the wildlife commonly found in their own communities through amazing photography.
In the following months, the endorsement will help support the efforts of contributing French photographer Denis Palanque who is photographing species found in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. Palanque, who is a past contributor to National Geographic, received an award from the organization for his coverage of the Chytrid Fungus, which is devastating amphibian species worldwide.
“We are incredibly honored by this endorsement from National Geographic and will look forward to nurturing this partnership in the years to come,” says Clay Bolt, co-founder, Meet Your Neighbours.
Founded in 2009, Meet Your Neighbours is a worldwide photographic initiative, which is dedicated to reconnecting people with the wildlife on their own doorsteps – and enriching their lives in the process. Meet Your Neighbours images have an instantly recognizable look. Each subject is photographed on location in a field studio. A brilliantly-lit white background removes the context, encouraging appreciation of the subject as an individual rather than a species. Their own form constitutes the composition. Seen this way, animals and plants we thought we knew reveal another side of themselves, encourage a second glance, perhaps even renewed interest.
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