For the first part of this interview, nature photographer Florian Schulz speaks to PhotoWings about the lessons he's learned in his career and also looks forward to where he would like to be in 10 years.
Collaborations for Cause, hosted May 4th & 5th 2012 by the Blue Earth Alliance, was a retreat for communications professionals who want and need to use emerging new media outlets to build strong, lasting bridges among creative multimedia storytellers, non-profits, socially responsible corporations and supporting communities.
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Born in Germany, Florian Schulz (32) is a professional nature and wildlife photographer with a vision of broad horizons. As the youngest founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), Florian is in the constant search for breathtaking images that inspire individuals to take action in the protection of large endangered ecosystems.
Florian has been featured internationally as a speaker in many prestigious venues from universities, book- and film-festivals to National Geographic and Microsoft. His images are exhibited in prestigious museums and his articles have been published in numerable influential publications such as BBC Wildlife Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, The New York Times and Airone between others.
Awards include NANPA's first ever honored "Visions Award" and Philip Hyde Grant, numerous international awards in some of the most recognized nature photography competitions including the "Outstanding Book of the Year" by the IPPY - Independent Publishers Book Awards.
Florian's powerful imagery has served as key element for helping achieve and promote conservation for wildlife corridors in North America.
(bio from Blue Earth Alliance)