Third lecture in our Fall Lyceum series Landscapes, Real and Imagined
Photography is one of the most popular ways to connect people to the natural world. Tonight’s presentation will be a visually stimulating journey through iconic Adirondack landscapes. Brendan will share stories and examples of how photography can be used as a tool to draw interest, awareness, and emotional connections to wild places and the organisms that live there. Throughout his presentation, Brendan will discuss the challenges our wild lands face as they are increasingly promoted online. Social media and the internet have drastically changed how people find and approach these lands, but also offer an incredible opportunity to expose and connect people to places on a daily basis.
Brendan Wiltse is a scientist and conservation photographer. He holds a Ph.D. in limnology from Queen's University and works as the Science & Stewardship Director at the Ausable River Association. His photography is focused on preserving wild places and aquatic ecosystems. You can see more of his photographs at www.brendanwiltse.com