The Safina Center
(formerly Blue Ocean Institute) 80 North Country Road Setauket, NY 11733 631-675-1984
From the Loveland Reporter-Herald:
“Internationally recognized photographer, filmmaker and author, John B. Weller, will share adventures above and below the majestic ice of Antarctica as guest speaker for the Loveland Photographic Society on Monday.
He will feature photography that has been instrumental in the global pursuit of conservation efforts of the Ross Sea. In October 2016 a stone fortress resulted from over a decade of efforts to create the Ross Sea Marine Protected Area. He will share the inspirational process.
Weller has been quoted as stating that, “This was not just a massive win for Antarctica. It was not just a massive win for the conservation of our global oceans, though it was both. This was also a peace treaty. We have a nation divided and a world at risk. There is a lot to do, but what happened in this stone building on October 28th proved that people with very different views can come together to create true progress.”
He will share the beauty of this beautiful area that has captured the hearts of conservationists worldwide.
Weller’s marine conservation expands to conservation initiatives that include new shark and manta ray sanctuaries in the Bahamas and Micronesia. He has collaborated with Shawn Heinrichs, Boulder’s Emmy Award-winning cinematographer to create cinematic campaigns that beautifully support many oceanic needs worldwide.
His recent book titled “The Last Ocean” has received rave reviews in a variety of publications. In 2016 his photography was awarded and recognized by the Photography Society of America for his International Understanding Through Photography.”
Date: Monday, March 13
Location: Vineyard building, 900 Josephine Court in Loveland, Colorado
“The club meeting is open to the public and begins at 6:15 p.m. with social time, followed by a brief business meeting. The speaker will start at 7 p.m. A monthly photo competition featuring work by local LPS photographers will close the evening.”