Artist talk with Rosalie Winard
International Photography Award Winner
Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM (Reception to Follow)
Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick NJ
Award-winning photographer Rosalie Winard will take participants on a guided tour of wetlands across America. Imagine banding 2,500 white pelican chicks in North Dakota, airboating on the Great Salt Lake amongst black-necked stilts and white-faced ibises, or sleeping in the middle of the Platte River surrounded by thousands of sandhill cranes. With her camera, Winard has witnessed and documented avian adaptations to habitat encroachment and sudden disappearance and re-emergence of bird colonies. Her stunning avian photography seeks to promote awareness and conservation of large wetland birds and their habitats in North America.
Her presentation will include photographs from her award-winning book, Wild Birds of the American Wetlands, as well as photos from her personal archives. Put her name into YouTube.com for an introductory treat!
Rosalie Winard photographs birds as one might a family member caught in an intimate moment, and her avian portriats have been praised as both meditative and exhilirating. She is an award-winning photojournalist whose work on avian life has been published in an award winning book and exhibition WILD BIRDS OF THE AMERICAN WETLANDS, recently shown at the Utah Museum of Natural History. Her photographs have been published in Audubon, ArtForum, OnEarth, Time, The New York Times, Le Monde, Forbes, US News and World Report and have been shown on 60 Minutes, NBC, PBS & BBC. She has lectured at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Utah Museum of Natural History among others. Winard's work is in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The New York Historical Society, Nelson Mandela, Oliver Sacks, Errol Morris and others.
Please join us for this fascinating look at Winard’s beautiful photography!