Over 10 years of work, more than 6,500 species photographed in 40 different countries. Joel Sartore is aiming to create an immense photographic archive of animal species, particularly those in danger of extinction. Photo Ark tells the story of this fascinating project whose evocative name recalls the biblical Noah’s ark. From the red panda to the real antelope to the mole, no matter what its size and characteristics, each animal becomes the protagonist of Sartore’s shots, all made on a black or white background, as in a classic photo shoot. Intimate and moving portraits in which the eyes of animals speak to us, these images have conquered the world, projected on St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Empire State Building in New York. Joel Sartore’s goal, which in the future will probably gather about 12,000 portraits of different animals, is to raise public awareness about the risk of extinction that threatens an increasing number of species. Therefore, Photo Ark is an important testimony of the biodiversity that populates our planet but also a request for help protecting this precious wealth before it is too late.
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On the occasion of the evening projections the MAST.Gallery remains open until 10 pm
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