Wild Planet Launch in Sheffield

Mark Sunderland talking to Dr Michael Dixon

The Wild Planet touring exhibition was launched last night in Sheffield, the first city in the North to host the event. The exhibition is a retrospective of the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of The Year competition and comprises 80 natural world images (including my photograph of Antelope Canyon in Arizona).

Dancers at the Wild Planet Launch
Dancers at the Wild Planet Launch (image courtesy Sheffield City Council)

The evening started with a welcome by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Alan Law followed by an address by Dr Michael Dixon, Director, Natural History Museum who explained the background of the exhibition and said “Through Wild Planet the Museum aims to give new audiences the opportunity to be inspired by these dramatic images of nature and to take individual responsibility to care for the future of our planet”.

Cllr Roger Davison, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Tourism talked about Sheffield’s involvement in the project and said “To be chosen as the first location in the north of England is an accolade indeed and I’d urge everyone to go to The Moor and experience Wild Planet for themselves”. This was the followed by a switch on of the exhibition lights by myself and a dance performance.

Mark Sunderland talking to Dr Michael Dixon
Mark Sunderland talking to Dr Michael Dixon about “Sandstone Canyon”  (image courtesy Sheffield City Council)

Wild Planet
The Moor, Sheffield City Centre
Outdoor exhibition, illuminated at night
6 October 2010 to 27 March 2011

For details see www.wildplanetexhibition.co.uk

Wild Planet moves to outside the Abbey in BATH in April 2011

About marksunderland

Mark Sunderland is a landscape and travel photographer based in Yorkshire, England. He supplies licensed images through marksunderland.com - The Source for Images of Yorkshire - and also runs photography workshops in the Yorkshire Dales with Natural Light Workshops.

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