London's Natural History Museum Exhibit Showcases Evan Graff '11 Photography

Story posted May 03, 2010

The Natural History Museum of London's outdoor photography exhibition Wild Planet, which opened in Brighton, England, in March features a photograph taken by Evan Graff '11.

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Skimmers on Show, Evan Graff '11, the BBC's and Natural History Museum's 2007 Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Graff discusses his winning photograph on the Natural History Museum Web site .

Graff's Skimmers on Show had previously won first place in the BBC's and Natural History Museum's 2007 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.

"I've been photographing seriously for about seven years now," says Graff, a biology major who is currently in South Africa studying savanna ecology, field research techniques, and conservation and environmental management with the Organization for Tropical Studies program.

"Through my photography, I hope to share the beauty I see in the world with others, and to help raise awareness of the importance of protecting biodiversity and our environment."

The Wild Planet exhibition comprises 80 photographs chosen from the competition's 47-year existence.

Graff's photograph is also published in Wild Planet: Celebrating Wildlife Photographer of the Year, a commemorative book featuring all 80 images.

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Left: Evan Graff '11, Top center, right: Graff's Skimmers on Show amid the outdoor Wild Planet exhibition in Brighton, England. Bottom, center: Exhibit detail.

The exhibition is traveling through September 26, 2010.

Visit Graff's wildlife photography Web site.

See Graff's entry in the Natural History Museum's 2006 Photographer of the Year contest.


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