National Geographic LIVE! 2018 Presents “Building the Photo Ark” with Nat Geo Fellow, Joel Sartore

 National Geographic, in partnership with the Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Singapore Zoo are joining forces to bring back epic tales of adventure and photography on 27 January 2018! The series will take place at Mastercard Grand Theatre at Marina Bay Sands on “Building the Photo Ark” with National Geographic Fellow, international award-winning photographer, conservationist and author, Joel Sartore.

The National Geographic photographer is on a mission to capture portraits of the world’s species before they disappear. Joel has created the National Geographic Photo Ark, the largest archive of its kind with over 6,000 images and counting. During the LIVE! show, Joel will share stories of comical mishaps photographing the world’s animals, along with personal stories from over two decades of his contribution to National Geographic.

National Geographic Fellow, Joel Sartore – Founder and Captain of The Photo Ark.

The Photo Ark is a multi-year project to document every species living in captivity. In the first 11 years of the project, he traveled the world extensively to photograph more than 6,000 animals, many of which are critically endangered or have since become extinct. He is also the author of a National Geographic book, “THE PHOTO ARK: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals”, and his first series on PBS, “Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark”, which premiered earlier this year in July.

NTU students with keen interest in photography themselves will get to learn from Joel – who will share photography techniques and tips on how to tell a story through pictures. They will also have the chance to get up close and personal with Arthur Huang, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, engineer, architect and global leader in post-consumer recycling technology. Arthur will share innovative ways to turn waste into high performing materials and architectural buildings and give his views on the students’ environment-related projects.

Con Apostolopoulos, Vice President & General Manager, National Geographic Partners, Asia Pacific and The Middle East, said, “This year, we are positive that Joel and Arthur’s stories on exploration, conservation, and waste management would educate and inspire audiences to work towards building a better world.”

The public will be able to attend a talk by Arthur on the impact of overconsumption on the planet, and how he is trying to change this by designing from trash new materials that can be used to make furniture, buildings, and even airplanes. This public session, which is also open to NTU students and alumni, will take place at 6pm, on 19 January 2018, at the Nanyang Auditorium.

Screencap of Singapore Zoo’s Wildlife Snapshots collaboration with Nat Geo Wild!

Between 18 January to 31 March 2018, Singapore Zoo guests will get to enjoy a selection of Joel’s photographs in a specially curated exhibition featuring some of the zoo’s own residents – complementing the zoo’s conservation efforts to protect wildlife in their native habitats by supporting and funding local and regional conservation and research projects, and inspiring zoo guests to love and respect nature.

This partnership is in addition to previous and ongoing collaborations between Joel and Wildlife Reserves Singapore, where he had photographed various threatened and rescued species housed in its four wildlife parks, for the National Geographic Photo Ark project. A noteworthy addition to this photo collection was the photo of a Proboscis Monkey from Singapore Zoo, which became the 6,000th species featured in the project (as seen in our the cover photo).

National Geographic LIVE!, in partnership with Singapore Zoo, will also produce exclusively a series of postcards featuring Joel’s images from National Geographic Photo Ark. Take part in the ongoing Wildlife Snapshots photography competition before 31 December, for a chance to be part of Joel Sartore’s exclusive activities at Singapore Zoo, with more details here!

Full Show Details

Fans of National Geographic, together with photographers, environmentalist’s, adventurers and thinkers of all ages will be captivated by Joel Sartore’s LIVE show.

  • Date: Saturday, 27 January 2018 (ONE SHOW ONLY!)
  • Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
  • Venue: Mastercard Grand Theatre at Marina Bay Sands (4 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018973)
  • Ticketing Details: Prices at $35, $45 and $55 (excluding Marina Bay Sands Booking Fees)
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