Free Lecture--Jim Wilson, a Biologist's View of Svalbard, A Visual Contrast of Ice, Land and Life


Lecture takes place on Wed., Feb. 13th, 7 p.m.

This month in the Step Up Gallery photographer Jim Wilson shares his images of Svalbard, Norway,  a small, remote island group north of the Arctic Circle. Svalbard is one of the coldest, wildest and most pristine places remaining on the planet for life to call home. Yet today, as local ecotourism is escalating, its climate is rapidly deteriorating due to global climate change. Jim will talk a bit about this and how his collection of images tells a pictorial story of love and pending loss. As a photographer with a biology background, Jim's approach to photography focuses on the surrounding environment and how current circumstances impact it. Jim will have a slide show presentation to accompany his lecture. 

Jim Wilson has a history of making and utilizing images to help others to see, learn and appreciate our environment. Jim is professional photographer, biologist, teacher and speaker. Over the last fifty years, much of Jim’s photographic work has blended his knowledge and love of science with his passion for photography. He now specializes in fine art and environmental photography. He has earned degrees in Photography, Applied Art & Design and Biological Sciences. Most recently in 2018, he was presented the “Best of Photography” Award at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. As a proud founding member of Viewpoint, Jim advocates for the importance of photography, art and science in our communities.




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