Robert Glenn Ketchum's Famous Environmental Photography at G2 Gallery in Venice, CA
On September 20, 2008 G2 Gallery in Venice, CA will feature an exhibit by world renowned environmental photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Together the photographer and the gallery will support and promote conservation, education, and appreciation of our natural environment.
Ketchum began his career as a rock photographer to the stars including Jimmy Hendrix and The Doors. Now, as an author, teacher, and photographer, Ketchum is dedicated to supporting the environment through his work by addressing several issues including deforestation, clean air and water, and the preservation of wilderness. Additionally, in conjunction with his traveling exhibit, Ketchum lectures widely on the subject of preserving the ban on the Alaskan fisheries, hoping to prevent the most productive wild salmon fishery in the world from being destroyed by offshore oil and gas development and onshore mining.
"G2 is a unique gallery in Los Angeles because it is willing to risk exhibiting artists whose work is intentionally purposeful and addresses critical environmental issues. These contributors to our visual culture have clearly been stifled by Post-modern trends and the academy of institutional curators that have ignored their contributions," said Ketchum.
Ketchum's ongoing commitment to the environment has earned him much critical acclaim, including being named one of American Photo magazine's "100 most important people in photography" and featured as one of Audubon's 100 people who "shaped the environmental movement in the 20th century." He was the first visual artist in residence at the Sundance Film Festival, and his works were featured with Robert Redford, who personally invited him to display his photography. Recognized by George Bush Sr., King Gustaf, and the President of Brazil, Ketchum received the United Nations' Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award.
G2 Gallery is a natural fit to showcase Ketchum's work. As an environmentally conscious gallery, G2 donates proceeds from all sales to environmental charities, including Friends of Ballona Wetlands and the Theodore Payne Foundation.
The exhibit will feature Ketchum's photography including his recent work on the Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery and his re-introduced images from his Sundance residence. Also on display will be Ketchum's large panel embroideries that reach up to six feet in height which have been meticulously translated from his photography.
ABOUT G2 GALLERY
G2 Gallery (www.theg2gallery.com) is an environmentally conscious art gallery that will inspire artists, activists, and the broader community to participate in the conservation of our earth by exhibiting the work of distinguished nature photographers. G2 Gallery has featured the work of the following top environmental photographers Larry Ulrich, Jim Stimson, David Muench, Marc Muench, Thomas Mangelsen, and Frans Lanting.
ABOUT ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM
Robert Glenn Ketchum, author and teacher, is one of the leading environmental photographers in the United States. His books and exhibitions have addressed the issues of deforestation, rural gentrification, clean air and water, management of federal lands, and preservation of wilderness. He has received the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography from the Sierra Club and the United Nations has placed him on the Global 500 Roll of Honor for Outstanding Environmental Achievement.