Saturday, September 23, 2017
|h 10:45 - 11:45||
Meeting with the photo editor - Keith Wilson (AUSTRALIA) - www.keithwilsonmedia.com
“ABOUT REMEMBERING ELEPHANTS”
Hard as it is to believe, the African elephant is facing extinction. The facts speak for themselves:
Remembering Elephants is a unique photo book published to raise funds to fight ivory poaching in Africa. The book features stunning images of wild African elephants donated by 65 of the world’s leading photographers, including eight overall winners of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Photographers who have generously donated images for Remembering Elephants include: Frans Lanting, Art Wolfe, Theo Allofs, Jonathan and Angela Scott, Federico Veronesi, Brent Stirton, Marina Cano, Melissa Groo, David Lloyd, Michael Poliza, Marsel van Oosten, and Greg du Toit.
Photographic projection and discussion
Photo journalist and writer, Keith Wilson is the editor of Remembering Elephants, the unique photo book featuring the work of more than 60 leading wildlife photographers, and published to raise money to fight ivory poaching and protect African elephants from extinction.
Keith is a former award-winning editor of Amateur Photographer magazine and the founder of both Outdoor Photography, which he edited from 2000 to 2007, and Wild Planet, the world’s first digital magazine devoted entirely to wildlife photography.
He is a much sought after editor of fine art photography books, specializing in wildlife, landscape and the environment, and is the author of two books on travel photography. In 2011, Keith was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and in 2015 served as a Jury member of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
|h 15:30 - 16:30||
Meeting with the photographer - Theo Bosboom (NED) - www.theobosboom.nl
Photographic projection and discussion
|h 18:00 - 19:30||
Awards ceremony BioPhotoContest 2017
Exhibition at marquee, Free access.
Sunday, September 24
h 11:15 - 12:00
Meeting with Photographer - Emanuele Biggi (ITA) - www.anura.it
"New Stories from the Microcosm" - A narrated photographic projection that illustrates through some of Emanuele's latest ideas and stories as the less known and often feared nature can be told to promote knowledge and conservation.
Emanuele Biggi is a Genoese naturalist with a PhD in Marine Environmental Science. He is a photographer and scientific communicator, specialized in the study of the most unusual and lesser known animals, such as frogs, spiders, insects and lizards. He deals with conservation of nature and collaborates regularly with magazines, including international. He has collaborated in various ways with the Genoa Science Festival. On television, he was an animal expert (Rai Tre, Mediaset, DeA Know). He is currently conducting three years of live GEO broadcast on Rai Tre. He is a Scientific Advisor to Parks and Protected Areas for which he studies minor fauna.
In 2011, his picture received the “highly commended” award in the prestigious Wildlife photographer of the year in 2013 was Wildphotos speaker at the Symposium at the Royal Geographical Society, and in 2014 another of his picture won the first prize, category Mammals, of the BigPicture competition of the California Academy of Sciences. In 2016 he was the speaker at the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol organized by the BBC and National Geographic.
|h 14:30 - 16:00||
"Community and tourism, a deal for preservation and valorisation of landscape"
Roberto De Marchi, Mayor of Budoia
Mariagrazia Santoro, Regional Councilor for Infrastructure and Territory and President of the Unesco Dolomiti Foundation • "To be part of the UNESCO system"
Marco Tullio Petrangelo, Director of PromoTurismo FVG • "Which Tourism for the Mountains of Western Friuli"
Gino Martinuzzo, GAL Mountain Leader President • "The path of St. Christopher"