Join myself and Ken Foster as we launch our new book City of Dogs: New York Dogs, Their Neighborhoods and the People Who Love Them in Brooklyn at Greenlight Books. Ken and I will be in conversation with heralded author (and City of Dogs subject) Jacqueline Woodson followed by a book signing.
Join award winning photographer and author Traer Scott for a talk spanning her twenty year career which has included the publication of eight photo books as well as adventures photographing animals all over the world. Whether it’s shelter dogs, newborn puppies, exotic nocturnal wildlife, Asian elephants or even taxidermy, Scott’s work always centers around animals and encourages the need for activism, compassion and conservation. Scott will share backstories from many of her most well known images, talk about process, inspiration and her obsession with carrying as little gear as possible.
Scott will discuss the making of her books as well as several notable personal and fine art series. From dogs living in packs on the streets and beaches of Mexico and Puerto Rico, to a pit bull who lost his hearing in a drug bust and went on to become a beloved pet, Scott will share the tales from Shelter Dogs, Street Dogs and Finding Home as well as the impetus and impact of these rescue-focused dog books. A porcupine named Pickles who likes to sit on your lap and a blind baby fox named Piper are just some of the characters whose stories will be told in the context of making Nocturne and Wild Babies: From Giraffes to Hummingbirds. She will also delve into her challenging and often furtive process for making her acclaimed fine art series Natural History, a collection of completely candid images featuring reflections of people viewing wildlife dioramas.
Buy tickets: Members $7, Non-Members $12.
Traer Scott has featured over ten of the Zoo’s finest animals in her two recent books, “Nocturne: Creatures of the Night” and “Wild Babies: Photographs of Baby Animals from Giraffes to Hummingbirds”. Zoo staff has worked closely with Traer Scott over the past few years to capture magnificent moments to be published in two breathtaking books. Learn a few tricks of the trade as Traer enlightens her audience about the skills and the adventures of being a wildlife photographer. Both books will be available for purchase during the event.
Do you want to attend, but don’t want to find a sitter for the kids? We’ve got you covered, Zoo educators will be sure to keep your little ones having fun if they don’t feel like staying in their seats!
After you’ve had your books signed, head out into the Zoo to enjoy the cool evening temperatures while participating in several scheduled keeper chats and enrichment demonstrations.
If you love our animals as much as we do, then you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own these beautiful, highly acclaimed books to keep and show off for years to come!
Limited seating is available. Registration will open first to Members.
Non-members may register after Sept. 6th
This event is free, but please pre-register at www.bpzoo.org/evening-with-the-author/
Join me at Books on the Square for a family focused event with Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of RI. I will be there signing copies of my new book Wild Babies and WRARI will be on hand with some baby animals that are currently in their care. Staff will give a talk to kids and adults about the care the animals require and what to do if you find injured or orphaned wildlife.