National Geographic Photo Ark is a years-long project from photographer Joel Sartore. The goal of Sartore and his project is to photograph every species living in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries around the world. The breadth of this project expands over 40 countries, and 8,000 species of animals.
This beautiful exhibit looking at National Geographic’s Photo Ark features almost 100 large-format prints of the most vibrant animals shot in the project. The animals featured in the exhibit are specifically those representing endangered wildlife, giving a positive political angle to the exhibit.
Hosted at the beautiful Annenberg Space for Photography, the exhibit also features a short documentary film that screens regularly, interactive games, and a studio where guests can take photographs in front of animal backdrops. Additionally, the exhibit has a gallery that features images of California’s indigenous species.
In addition to all of the photography and attractions at the Nat Geo Photo Ark Exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography, there has also been a series of workshops, lecture series, field trips, and other programming inspired by it. If you’re able to visit the exhibit soon, inquire about additional programming happening between now and its close.
Don’t forget that a trip to see this exhibit is also a trip to see the sleek and well-designed Annenberg Space for Photography. Home to its own impressive collection and a number of other exhibits, this is one of the better places to go see groundbreaking art in Los Angeles.