In Ian’s continuing role of Wilderness Diplomacy as seen in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates, he is also proud to add to the list Havana, Cuba, where further dialogues have continued.
Ian Shive is proud to continue pushing the ever-expanding role that nature photography can play by using his recent top-selling book, The National Parks: Our American Landscape to open dialogue in foreign lands. Most recently, Ian’s book was presented to students and people in the embattled town and country of Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. As is often the case, most people there do not think of our country as a haven of stunning wilderness. A self-labeled Wilderness Diplomat, a term Ian coined, he hopes that his book will continue to plant the seeds of conservation in developing nations, but also show a side of the United States that is often overlooked and unknown and, perhaps, open new dialogues with these people by showing that we are not always about development, but also about preserving the heritage and land that is is most meaningful to us. Ian had previously shared his work as a Wilderness Diplomat in the United Arab Emirates.
Ian Shive’s iconic image of a woman looking over the Rio Grande into Mexico from Big Bend National Park, Texas, made the cover of the 2010 Annual Report for The Conservation Fund. Ian is proud to have his image represent such an important company.
Ian Shive recently contributed an article to OP on the making-of the most recent production from Wild Collective, the multimedia production company he co-founded with Russell Chadwick. The expansive article gives photographers a basic sense of storytelling and shooting for nature photography with today’s DSLR cameras. Pick up your copy of Outdoor Photographer today or subscribe, or check the article out online at OutdoorPhotographer.com
Ian Shive and the team at Wild Collective were featured in the Summer 2010 issue of the NPCA member-benefit magazine, National Parks. Text and photos shot by Ian Shive and the streaming multimedia was shot and produced by Wild Collective. The feature takes readers and viewers on a journey across the Island of Hawai’i—the largest in the chain of islands. The landscape comes alive as you fly over the primordial landscape of Volcanoes National Park, wind along the coastline to Pu’uhonau o Hōnaunau, and trek across the world’s largest mountain, Mauna Kea.
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Last week Ian Shive gave a lecture at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City, California. Check out photos and learn more about the space at the Annenberg Blog.