Three Western Pennsylvania nature photographers, who enjoy
national and international acclaim, will speak about their work at The Art of Nature
Photography symposium sponsored by Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
The symposium will take place on Saturday, February 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the
Carnegie Museum of Art Theater. The symposium costs $8 for Carnegie Members and
students and $10 for nonmembers. The fee includes admission to the Carnegie Museum of
Natural History that day and the traveling photographic exhibit, No Ordinary Land: Encounters
in a Changing Environment.
The speakers are:
Anthony E. Cook. Cook is a naturalist, artist and author of The Cook Forest, An Island in
Time. He has attained international recognition in the world of nature photography through his
work in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Outdoor Photographer, USAir
Magazine and Sierra Magazine.
Dick Petrie. Petrie, of Natures Images, shares his passion and lifetime love affair with nature
by chronicling his trips across America. On his journeys, he has photographed many animals,
including spotted owls in the Allegheny National Forest and gray wolves and bald eagles in
Donald Robinson. Robinson has been awarded the EFIAP (Artist of Excellence) by the
Federation Internationale De L Art Photographue, will present his exhibition, Pole to Pole, a
Photographic Expose of the Arctic and Antarctic.
No Ordinary Land: Encounters in a Changing Environment features 55 color photographs that
explore the way people interact with the landscapes in which they live. Through the
photography of Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee, No Ordinary Land creates a powerful visual
map of the ways the natural world shapes - and is reshaped by - human behavior.
Photographing in locations as culturally diverse as Sri Lanka and Iceland, Costa Rica and New
York, they have captured enduring moments where history, geology and myth coalesce. The
exhibit will run through February 27, 2000.
For more information on The Art of Nature Photography, please call (412) 622-3131.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, $4 for children
ages 3-18 and full-time students with ID, and free to children under age 3 and Carnegie
members. Convenient visitor parking is available in the museums six-level garage at Forbes
Avenue and S. Craig Street. For more information, call (412) 622-3131 or visit the museums
Web site at www.CarnegieMuseums.org/cmnh.