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WildPhotos is a one-day photography symposium taking place in Bristol, UK, and online on Sunday 13th October.  

A world-class line-up of speakers will come together for a unique programme of talks and panels at Bristol Aquarium that will explore the triumphs and challenges of capturing nature in photography, as well as the future of the genre.  

Kathy Moran, current Jury Chair for the Natural History Museum, London’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year and formerly National Geographic Magazine’s Deputy Director of Photography, will produce and host the event. The line-up will include unique talks and panels featuring more than a dozen of the world’s leading wildlife photographers. The event is aimed at professional and amateur photographers, industry thought leaders, photography suppliers, and conservationists. 

Headlining at the event will be Thomas P Peschak, National Geographic Photographer, Explorer and NGS Storytelling Fellow who specialises in documenting both the beauty and fragility of the world’s oceans, islands and coasts. Originally trained as a marine biologist, he embraced photojournalism 15 years ago and is now Director of Storytelling for Save Our Seas Foundation.  His images and stories have been awarded 17 times in Wildlife Photographer of the Year and received seven World Press Photo Awards. 

The event will also feature a specially curated selection of images from Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s global community displayed in a public exhibition on College Green, celebrating the best of the world’s wildlife and conservation photographers. 

Lucie Muir, CEO of Wildscreen, commented: “As the home of natural history production, it’s fitting that WildPhotos will be coming to Bristol, bringing world-class inspiring photography to the city ahead ahead of our internationally acclaimed Wildscreen Festival. It’s never been more important to highlight the beauty of the natural world and the danger it faces from the threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. We hope that delegates will find the images and discussions inspiring and that it will spark ideas that create positive change.” 

Pauline Robert, Head of Wildlife Photographer of the Year Programme, Natural History Museum said: “For sixty years, Wildlife Photographer of the Year has shown the power of photography to inspire awe and wonder and create advocates for nature. As a part of our anniversary celebrations, we’re proud to partner with WildPhotos to gather, connect and encourage talented nature and environmental photographers from around the world.”   

Kathy Moran commented: “I’m honoured to be producing and hosting WildPhotos this year, particularly in this, the 60th anniversary of Wildlife Photographer of the Year and just ahead of the world renowned Wildscreen Festival. I look forward to some lively discussions with some of the world’s most talented photographers working today.” 

Thomas P Peschak, photographer, commented: “I believe visual storytelling is a powerful tool for conservation, a means of providing irrefutable proof, empowering emotional connections and motivating behavioral change, all in service of the natural world. I look forward to WildPhotos, not just as a platform to hear and see stories from talented photographers, but also as a timely reminder of just how beautiful yet fragile our biodiversity is.” 

WildPhotos will follow the announcement of the winners of the sixtieth Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition on 8 October, and the opening of the flagship exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London on 11 October. 

This is a hybrid event, with both in person and virtual tickets available, opening up this world-class line-up of speakers to a global audience.  

WildPhotos tickets are available online now here.