Joel Sartore

Innovations & Inspirations 2021 — Speaker

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Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow, and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. His hallmarks, beyond his brilliant photography and admirable sense of mission, are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic.

Sartore started the Photo Ark some 15 years ago in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Since that time, he has visited more than 40 countries in his quest to create this photo archive of global biodiversity. Sartore has produced remarkable and beautiful books, including RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, and several National Geographic Photo Ark books: The Photo Ark and Animal Ark.

In addition to the work he has done for National Geographic, Sartore has contributed to Audubon magazine, Life, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and numerous book projects. He and his work have been featured on several national broadcasts, including National Geographic’s Explorer, NBC Nightly News, NPR’s Weekend Edition, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and the PBS documentary series Rare: Portraits of the Photo Ark. Sartore is also a regular contributor to CBS Sunday Morning.

Joel Sartore graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in journalism. He lives in Nebraska with his wife and children.

Photo Caption: Joel Sartore

Photo Credit: Cole Sartore