Through a photographic lens, as travelers do, we can capture incredible experiences that can change our own lives, as well as the lives of others. This is what JG Black Book‘s Founder & CEO Jena Gardner, Bodhi Tree Board Member & photographer Mark Lakin, and photographic explorer and gallery owner Roberto Dutesco experienced as they journeyed through the world. Through their photography and their desire to give back, all three joined efforts in an event that would give back to a cause that is affecting the livelihood of the African elephant population.
On March 26th, we hosted an event that brought Art, Conservation, an Travel to the forefront in an effort to support the S.A.F.E. Campaign, a travel industry initiative whose mission is to mobilize and unite the travel community to help end the dramatic rise in poaching of Africa’s elephants.
In the next 10 years, the African elephant population could become extinct. As those in travel, art, and conservation came together to participate and learn from Roberto, Mark, and Jena at this informative event, it was clear that attendees knew that we can all do our part to make the world a better place.
Roberto Dutesco, who photographs the Wild Horses of Sable Island, spoke fondly about these beautiful animals who roam freely on the island and how these animals have been the catalyst to why he wants to help the elephant crisis. Animals, landscape, people–these are all the things we love about our travels and we should be doing what we can to preserve them.
The event was a huge success and we hope have many more!
For more information about the SAFE campaign, click here.
– The JG Black Book Team