ACNC – Phoenix Zoo and Arizona State University School of Life Sciences (SOLS) are proud to present

A Special Evening with Joel Sartore:

“The Photo Ark”

February 21, 2018 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Phoenix Zoo Stone House Pavilion

The National Geographic Photo Ark is a multiyear effort to raise awareness of and find solutions to some of the most pressing issues affecting wildlife and their habitats. The Photo Ark’s three-pronged approach harnesses the power of National Geographic’s photography and the bold ideas of their explorers. Led by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, the project aims to document every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts.

Join us, and see what we can #SaveTogether.


PresentationSeating is limited!
Funny, passionate, and stirring, Joel (called a “social star” by Forbes) entertains and inspires audiences with photos, videos, and stories from life as a National Geographic photographer and his quest to save the world’s species.

$35 per ticket | includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar

Get Tickets
Limit six (6) tickets per person.

Book Signing
Purchase one of Joel’s books and bring it for personalized signing.

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The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation advances the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.


All proceeds from this event will support ACNC’s native species conservation and recovery efforts.
Special thanks to the Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation for additional underwriting support for this event.

Joel Sartore
National Geographic Photographer and Fellow, National Geographic Photo Ark Founder

Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a midwestern work ethic.

Sartore started the Photo Ark some 11 years ago in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Since then he’s visited 40 countries in his quest to create this photo archive of global biodiversity. Sartore has produced several books including RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, and two new National Geographic Photo Ark books: The Photo Ark and Animal Ark.

National Geographic Photo Ark fans are also invited to join the conversation on social media with #SaveTogether and learn more about how to get involved with the project at

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. Sartore and his work have been the subjects of 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. He is also a regular contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show.

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