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Wallace Stegner Center Lecture
Pronghorn Passage and Other Conservation Photography Stories from Around the World
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom
Free and open to the public.
Funding provided by the Cultural Vision Fund and the Nature Conservancy in Utah.
Joe Riis will share his photographs and talk about his 2-year-long project photographing the Grand Teton pronghorn migration. By capturing the pronghorn migration in photographs and film for the first time, Joe was able to both celebrate the beauty of one of the longest remaining mammal migrations in the United States and highlight the perils of the pronghorn’s journey as they cross roads and get tangled in fence lines. Joe will also share photos from his recent National Geographic assignments that have taken him to 4 different continents.
Joe Riis is a wildlife photojournalist and biologist. He photographs conservation stories for National Geographic and is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Joe has received a National Geographic Young Explorer award and an Emmy award for nature cinematography. Joe’s work is shaped by science and conservation and his belief that photography can connect our culture to critical issues facing wildlife and wild places today. He is 28 years old and lives in South Dakota. You can get more information about his work and view his photographs online at www.joeriis.com.