2015-10-01 / Community

Photography Week at Lovers Key State Park

By Susan Suarez
Friends Of Lovers Key

Carlton Ward Jr. is a conservation photographer and eighthgeneration Floridian based in Tampa. His work has been featured in National Geographic and other top magazines. In the past few years he’s completed two 1,000-mile expeditions documenting the proposed Florida Wildlife Corridor through Florida to southern Georgia, and now he’s coming to Southwest Florida.

On Sunday, November 8, at the Images of Nature dinner, Ward will share photographs and stories from his expedition and why he believes in protecting Florida’s nature. The event will raise money to help Lovers Key build a new, state-of-the-art visitor center.

“Perhaps the best thing we can do to protect the oceans is to take better care of the land,” Ward says. “This is especially true in Florida, where continuing to invest in conservation and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems is essential for protecting freshwater and wildlife resources near our own backyards as well as the oceans to which they are all connected.”

Carlton Ward on left 
Carlton Ward Jr/CarltonWard.com Carlton Ward on left Carlton Ward Jr/CarltonWard.com The Friends of Lovers Key is also presenting a week of photography sessions led by local photographers. These events are scheduled as followed:

Monday, November 2, 2015: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon, Beginning Nature Photography with Pamela Jones-Morton, PhD.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 2:00–4:00 p.m., Macro and Wildlife Photography Techniques with Mike Matthews.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 8:00–10:00 a.m., Photographing the Florida Coast with John Brady.

Thursday, November 5, 2015: 3:30–5:30 p.m., Landscapes with Joe Fitzpatrick

Friday, November 6, 2015: 3:30–5:30 p.m., Family Portraits with Peggy Farren

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Sunday, November 8, 5:30pm.

Guests will enjoy a silent auction, cocktails, appetizers and dinner at the beautiful Bonita Bay Club. The evening will feature a presentation of photographs and stories from two National Geographic-sponsored expeditions through the Florida Wildlife Corridor by photographer Carlton Ward Jr.

Photography Week at Lovers Key State Park

For tickets, go to www.friendsofloverskey.org

For more information, contact FOLKScampaign@gmail.org or Susan Suarez at 239-784-4521.

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