Being a conservation photographer is more than just tripping the camera shutter. The real work begins after the pictures are made. What defines an iLCP photographer is a commitment to using powerful images for conservation. A shining example of this commitment is iLCP Fellow Amy Gulick. She takes the time to step out from behind the camera and put her images in front of those who can make a difference.
2011 is the International Year of Forests as designated by the U.N. General Assembly — perfect timing to showcase Amy’s work on the Tongass National Forest of Alaska and call attention to one of the most magnificent forests on Earth.
The International Year of Forests is a global celebration highlighting actions being taken by individuals, communities, government agencies, and private groups to sustainably manage and conserve the world’s forests.
In recognition of International Year of Forests, the U.S. Forest Service, National Forest Foundation, Alaska Wilderness League, and Braided River have collaborated to bring the photography exhibit Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska’s Tongass Rain Forest to five communities throughout Southeast Alaska: Sitka, Yakutat, Ketchikan, Wrangell, and Craig. The images of Salmon in the Trees, by acclaimed photographer Amy Gulick, showcase the remarkable connections among the salmon, trees, and people of the Tongass National Forest and celebrate all that makes it unique.
The Tongass is home to the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian, whose cultures are deeply connected to this forest of global significance. The largest temperate rain forest in the world, the Tongass boasts some of the world’s highest densities of brown bears, black bears, and bald eagles. The Hubbard Glacier is the world’s largest tidewater glacier, and Admiralty Island National Monument is a United Nations designated biosphere reserve.
For more information about the events that will take place to celebrate the Tongass National Forest, click here.
To learn more about Amy’s latest book: Salmon in the Trees, click here.