Oct 12

Jack Dykinga photo - Copyright Daniel BeltraYou may have read in our recent blog that WildPhotos, the UK’s largest nature photography symposium, is taking place later this month on the 21st and 22nd October at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Every year WildPhotos draws an outstanding line-up of speakers, and our last blog focused on some of the stunning images that the speakers from this year’s event have contributed to ARKive.

Now we would like to take the chance to shine the spotlight on Jack Dykinga, this year’s keynote speaker. A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Jack Dykinga is one of the world’s most respected landscape photographers. His skill in creating images that are both majestic and factual has made him a favourite of prestigious publications, including National Geographic and Arizona Highways.

Trumpeter swan photo

Jack’s work reflects the merging of a photojournalistic, documentary approach with large-format landscape photography, focusing on environmental issues. His image ‘Stone Canyon’ was selected as one of the 40 best nature photographs of all time by the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), and he received the 2011 Outstanding Photographer of the Year Award from the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA).

Saguaro photoPonderosa pine photo

Jack’s keynote presentation, The Power of Images – Damnation to Celebration, takes place on Friday afternoon and will focus on how photography can change what we value, something which is very important to us here at ARKive.

Saguaro photo

If you’d like to attend WildPhotos, tickets are available here and are on sale now. You can also find a full programme for the event on the WildPhotos website.

You can find out more about Jack’s work and browse more of his beautiful images on his website.

Claire Lewis, ARKive Media Researcher