OSPREY, FL (Sept 28, 2016) Join Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for a special program with Artists-in-Residence, James and Julie Branaman, on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00am to 11:30am. The Branamans are photographers and journalists with a passion for nature, the wilderness and creative explorations of all types. As visual storytellers, they continue to break new ground in how we explore a place visually. Their residency at Bay Preserve is focused on the perspective of “Near and Far”, studying the unique environment immediately surrounding Bay Preserve as well as the Myakka Island Conservation Corridor at both a macro and a micro level.
The program is a combination of presentation and demonstration, sharing never-before-seen images of the region created during the residency and a hands-on demonstration of some of their techniques. Their visual explorations help us gain a better appreciation for both the beauty and fragility of our Gulf Coast watersheds. The program will be held at the foundation’s headquarters at Bay Preserve at Osprey, 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey. Reserve online at www.conservationfoundation.com/nearandfar as seating is limited.
James and Jules Branaman are visual storytellers, journalists and explorers crafting still photography, video and writing into creative content for editorial, commercial and conservation projects. Using experimental techniques ranging from drone and kite aerial photography to microphotography, they explore both urban and wilderness landscapes in new and provocative ways. They’ve served through the US National Park Service Artist-in-Residence program with Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Acadia and Everglades National Parks working inside the parks on photography projects. The Branamans’ editorial work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association, The Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists, while their environmental work has been showcased through presentations, film festivals and gallery exhibits across the US and abroad. Learn more at www.branamanphotography.com.
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, preserving those special natural lands that make our region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, they protect the character and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land preservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com.