Aurora Photographer Cary Wolinsky’s image of workers erecting an inflatable beam was chosen for the cover of Psychology: Concepts and Connections, a college psychology textbook written by Spencer A. Rathus and published by Cengage Higher Learning. The photo was chosen because it illustrates both working together and the connections between people.
The photo shows members of the staff of Vertigo, a company based in Lake Elsinor California, climbing on an inflatable beam they developed for the Army as part of an rapid deployment building system. When several of these beam are aligned to carry a fabric roof, the resulting shelter can be used as a helicopter or boat repair hangar.
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Aurora photographer Ian Shive’s new coffee table book, The National Parks: Our American Landscape, contains 200 striking images taken over a 4 year period to inspire Americans and promote conservation of our nation’s parks. Often times, Shive would travel to a park multiple times to capture its different seasons. He says he wanted to “inspire people and get them motivated to go back and reconnect with nature”. In addition, Shive plans on donating a portion of the proceeds to NPCA, the National Parks Conservation Association. To learn more, read a full story on Mother Nature Network (MNN).
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A culmination of images captured over the course of a decade by Aurora photographer Steven J. Kazlowski now compose a book and traveling exhibit, titled The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World. The photographs were taken in various locations from Canada’s Arctic coast to Point Hope, Alaska in celebration of the great, but struggling animal and to document the affect of our changing climate on it’s future.
Steven says, “I offer these images as witness to an iconic species and an ecosystem that may be lost to future generations if we, as a global community, do not take action now.”
The exhibit opened it’s 10 city national tour on May 16, 2009 at The University of Alaska’s Museum of the North and will be traveling next to The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington on June 28, 2009. Visit The Burke Museum’s website for more information on the exhibit here at http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/polarbear/about.php. Check here for the entire exhibit schedule, coming at http://www.lefteyepro.com/globalwarming.html.
A playful spring polar bear (Ursus Maritimus) cub plays with a piece of bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) baleen at sunrise, Barter Island, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Every fall, Inupiaq subsistence whalers from the village of Kaktovik, catch up to three whales then leave the carcass outside of town. Polar bears waiting on land for fall sea ice freeze up arrive to scavenge the carcasses. Photo by Steven Kazlowski/Aurora Photos. Continue reading Steven Kazlowski’s “The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World”
When Aurora photographers Jonathan Kingston, Dan Patitucci and Janine Patitucci, along with 7 other photographers, traveled to India to document the annual Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan, they were not expecting to end up with a book. However, after seeing the collective archive of imagery created by the 10 participants, they decided to gather them into a book, titled Pushkar – Gurus, Gods and Camels, which was published by CreateSpace on March 27, 2009. To view the entire book online, or purchase a copy, visit http://www.gurusgodsandcamels.com.
The group of photographers traveled to Rajasthan to recharge and inspire themselves creatively among the thousands of Indian nomads, gypsies, sadhus, pilgrims, camels, and tourists who travel to the Pushkar Camel Fair annually. When asked about the resulting book, Jonathan Kingston said, “Every morning we would go our separate ways before sunrise and every evening we would meet again well after sunset for dinner and an exchange of stories from the day. One evening towards the end of the fair, another photographer on the trip suggested we pool our collective images into a book and put me in charge of the project. I immediately deferred my new-found responsibilities to the Patitucci’s, who wrangled the images from each photographer, and spearheaded the production of the book. This project goes to show that spontaneous creativity happening collectively can be a powerful force.”
Images by Janine Patitucci (left) and Dan Patitucci (right) Continue reading Aurora Photographers Collaborate on Book About Pushkar Camel Fair
Aurora contributor Gale Zucker releases her new book Shear Spirit. The book focuses on sheep, goat or alpaca ranches across the US; profiling each in a magazine style spread, with a knitting pattern of fiber from the farm at the end of each chapter. “I came up with the idea for Shear Spirit, when I was really burnt out after shooting a series of projects on youth at risk. I knit to de-stress and have had a series of images called She Shoots Sheep Shots for years, so putting that together into a project seemed natural,” Zucker explains.
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