Wild Chimps!

April 2, 2012 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Local photographer to talk about her work with wild chimpanzees

Professional wildlife photographer and sound recordist Kristin Mosher will give a presentation about her decade of experiences documenting the lives of wild chimpanzees in East Africa.  Her stories and images convey the magnificence of chimpanzees, an understanding of the remarkable similarities we share with chimps, and why they need our protection.

Her photographic work has won multiple awards in the prestigious international Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best competitions, and has appeared in many publications, including National Geographic, BBC Wildlife Magazine, New York Times, and numerous books.

She and her husband recently finished work on a three-year project with Disneynature documenting the behavior of chimpanzees for a major motion picture called Chimpanzee, opening April 20th in theaters in Syracuse.

For everyone who sees Chimpanzee during opening week (April 20-April 26), Disneynature will contribute $.20 per ticket to the Jane Goodall Institute. http://disney.go.com/disneynature/chimpanzee/

The photographer previously worked at the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). JGI is the global nonprofit founded by renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who today travels the world speaking about her reasons for hope that we can save threatened species, the planet and ultimately ourselves.  http://www.janegoodall.org/