VAN WERT — Glimpses of life that most people miss is what Joel Sartore works to capture through his camera lens. And it’s those frozen moments in the life of a National Geographic photographer that Sartore will discuss on Sunday at Niswonger Performing Arts Center.
“Joel Sartore is fabulous to listen to because he has traveled the globe. He brings with him images that are rarely seen,” said Tafi Stober, director of marketing for Niswonger.
“He has photos of animals that few people have ever seen, and the great thing is, he has a story that goes with his shots. He’s a fascinating storyteller. And his photos and stories are something you can take the entire family to enjoy,” Stober said.
Sartore especially loves shooting endangered species and landscapes. He has said in the past that his mission is to show people a world worth saving.
Sartore’s interest in nature began as a young child when he read a Time Life picture book telling the story of the last passenger pigeon.
As an adult, he was hired as a photographer for National Geographic, where he channeled that passion into nature photography.
In addition to his work for the magazine, he has also contributed to Audubon Magazine, Geo, Time, Life, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. He is a contributor to the CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood, and has been featured on National Geographic’s Explorer, the NBC Nightly News and the PBS documentary, At Close Range.