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Joel Sartore

National Geographic Nature Photographer

From Noah to Now: The Photo Ark

January 20, 2021 | 10:30am | William Saroyan Theatre

Award winning ​National Geographic​ photographer Joel Sartore takes us on his worldwide adventures, camera in tow, to share his incredible experiences building the Photo Ark, a 25 year effort to document 12,000 vanishing species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. Sartore’s international travels as a National Geographic photographer came to a halt when his wife was diagnosed with cancer, prompting him to stay home and photograph animals at his local children’s zoo in Lincoln, Nebraska. This local pursuit ultimately led to an international project, the Photo Ark, that once fully developed will house the world’s single largest collection of animal studio portraits. Besides publishing over 10 books, including ​The Photo Ark Vanishing: The World’s Most Vulnerable Animals,​ Sartore is a regular contributor to CBS’s ​Sunday Morning​ and was recently featured on ​60 Minutes.​ ​ ​This modern day Noah shares entertaining stories and exhilarating photos collected during his lifelong quest to save species and habitats.


Special Event

Please join us for our annual special evening event, featuring Salman Khan: One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined. (Date Pending) William Saroyan Theater. Lecture at 7:30pm. VIP reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.

We present the annual Town Hall Special Event in the spirit of thanks to our generous community donors and sponsors.

Evening event seats are reserved and must be purchased exclusively through Ticket Master; please make ticket orders through the Ticketmaster link on our website (Ticketmaster fees apply). No additional fees will be charged if purchased in person at the Fresno Convention Center Box Office: 700 ”M“ Street, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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