Meet Your Neighbours Co-Founder Clay Bolt was honored to accept the North American Nature Photography Association‘s 2015 Environmental Impact award on behalf of Meet Your Neighbours during the annual summit in San Diego last week. Clay writes, “The last recipient was the incredible James Balog so its significance isn’t lost on me. More importantly, I was so touched to be on stage with many of my dearest friends and colleagues who have really been the ones to make the project a reality.” From the left: Chris Linder, Kevin FitzPatrick, Paul Marcellini, Roy Toft, Sheri Mandel, Nathan Dappen, Krista Schlyer, Clay Bolt, Neil Losin, Gabby Salazar, Karine Aigner and Paul Hassell. Other contributors who were present but unable to join us on stage were Andrew Snyder, JP Lawrence, Matthew Cicanese, Kika Tarsi Tuff, Todd Amacker, Steven David Johnson, Dave Huth. Photo © Gaston Lacombe / iLCP.
MYN Contributors Gabby Salazar and Rick Stanley have a beautiful new exhibition featuring local Pennsylvania wildlife opening on September 5, 2013 at The Nurture Nature Center in Easton, PA. The Nurture Nature Center (NNC) is a science-based organization that combines science, art, and community dialogue to get people talking and thinking critically about environmental issues in their communities. NNC, which has been doing community programming since 2008, opened its science theater to the public in November of 2011.
Gabby Salazar has traveled throughout North America and to over fifteen countries to take photographs. In 2004 Gabby was named BBC Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year and in 2002 she won the Nature’s Best Photography Youth Category. Gabby returned in June of 2011 from a 10 month project in Peru funded by a Fulbright Grant and a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant. She worked with the Amazon Conservation Association (www.amazonconservation.org) to document the creation of the Manu-Tambopata Conservation Corridor. Gabby worked at over 15 sites along the corridor to document community based, government based, and foreign conservation efforts.
Rick Stanley just graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.His primary interests are in tropical biology and nature photography, and he has spent months volunteering for conservation organizations in Central and South America. Rick has been pursuing nature photography for over a decade. He was named BBC Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2006. Rick’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Nature’s Best Photography,Digital Photography Magazine, Chinese National Geography, the US Dept of State Electronic Journal, and books including Anoles, Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree by Jonathan Losos, The Dominant Animal by Paul and Anne Ehrlich, and The Birds of Punta Cana by David Roseanne. Rick is currently collaborating with researchers at the Smithsonian on a field guide to the longhorn beetles of Hispaniola, for which he is a co-author and primary photographer. Twenty-four of Rick’s images were exhibited in the Harvard Museum of Natural History in a solo exhibit entitled “Tropical Color.” Rick is particularly interested in photographing little known and oft neglected species, and he has taken the first photographs of certain species new to science.