New Zealand nature and wildlife Photographer Graeme Simpson will exhibit his photographs at the Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, the Hollingsworth Art Gallery, November 3rd to 30th, 2018.
All framed photos will be donated to the Friends of the Patuxent;.
The exhibit “Wilderness of the Patuxent” portrays Graeme’s perspective of what one may see walking the nature trails in all four seasons, captures views of the wetland, forest, and pond areas of the refuge. Featured images include a wide variety of forest and waterbirds, butterflies, beaver, and White tail deer in their natural habitat.
Living in the Greenbelt Maryland area, Graeme has observed that individual birds such as the Herons and Egrets also visit other local wetland habitats looking for food.
Graeme has been amazed to find such abundant wildlife wetland forest habitat so close to the densely populated areas of Maryland and Washington DC. The Patuxent Research Refuge is the largest of the US Wildlife Research centers and also hosts a wide variety of recreational activities beside hunting and fishing.
Conservation and Wildlife Refuges embrace tourism partnerships
Tourism partnerships to fund nature research refuges are showing positive results around the world, especially in Australia and New Zealand. These include tourism ventures to encourage additional funding into refuges. In these challenging times I hope the Department of Interior develops promising ideas to maintain the fantastic network of wildlife Refuges across the United States.
Photographer History Profile
New Zealander, photographer Graeme Simpson came to the United States in 2010 with his American wife, to start an exciting photography adventure visiting National, State, and urban parks. US photographers have shared their favorite locations with him capturing fauna and flora especially birding adventures!
Graeme started his career in the 1970’s at the New Zealand Government’s National Publicity Studios / National Film Unit. Created to document and promote the country the department included, artists, exhibition production units, film production units, photographic labs, media units, journalists and photographers supporting all government agencies.He traveled the North and South Islands capturing landscapes, fauna, flora, to promote the country’s tourism; as well as press, science, and publicity assignments. These photo archive collections are in use today at Te Papa National Museum, National Library, and National Archives. Graeme still contributes digital images relating to New Zealand connections in the US such as the Brown Kiwi birds at American zoos and documentation of the ANZAC WII memorial dawn services held in Washington DC.
Article published in the Greenbelt News review about Graeme and exhibit awareness; page one and page 16