Wednesday, August 06, 2014

BigPicture Competition at Cal Academy

Last week I was at the California Academy of Sciences for an event promoting the Academy's 1st nature photography competition. Conservation photographers from all over the world submitted more than 6,300 images, & the 45 winning entries are on display in a small trellised enclosure in the Academy's atrium. The pictures are vivid & textured but mounted rather artlessly, crammed together & without frames. The accompanying texts provide information about the subjects & photographers as well as commentary by Academy staff. The images are of varying sizes, & I wished all of them were bigger. They can also be viewed online. The preview was followed by the Academy's NightLife event, which would have been fun to stay for, but I had to rush off to another event that evening.

§ BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition
California Academy of Sciences
August 1 - November 2, 2014
Media Preview: Thursday, July 31st, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

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