May 17, 2013
Look3 and the Nature Conservancy are preparing for this year's Festival of the Photograph and the theme of this year's festival is birds of paradise.
Members from Look3 were out on the Downtown Mall this morning setting up photos for this years festival of the photograph, which begins on June 12th.
If you take a walk on the Downtown Mall you will see huge pictures of exotic birds from new guinea in the trees and this is part of Look3's annual trees exhibit.
"This year we have birds of paradise from Papua, New Guinea up and down the mall hanging in the trees by the photographer Tim Laman, who is a national geographic photographer," says Look3 Festival Director Andrew Owen. "He spent the last ten years in a tree blind in Papua, New Guinea to photograph all 39 species of the birds of paradise."
"We're happy to support this festival because it helps to support these birds, many of which are in peril," says Bill Kittrell, Director of Conservation at the Nature Conservancy.
You can also get more info in the birds by scanning bar codes under the pictures with the QR Reader app.
The festival kicks off on June 12th with the photographer Tim Laman speaking about his experience taking these photos, then June 13th through the 17th there will be events celebrating nature and photography.