Jim was honored to be the speaker at the Green Tie Affair for The Nature Conservancy in Minneapolis, Mn. More than 500 guests feasted on fare from local waters, forests and prairies, followed by a stunning visual presentation by Jim. The evening ended with a live auction which exceeded The Nature Conservancy's fundraising goal.
The Nature Conservancy has played a prominent role in Jim's photographic career. In the mid 1970's, Jim received a grant to photograph The Nature Conservancy prairies. Jim later brought these images to National Geographic magazine; thus began his tenure with Geographic.
|Jim photographing avocets on Samuel H. Ordway, Jr. Memorial Preserve, South Dakota|
|Avocets - One of the images taken during the assignment.|
|Jim Brandenburg on assignment in Namibia for National Geographic magazine, wearing The Nature Conservancy hat|
The Green Tie Affair was a benefit to preserve nature and the valuable resources it provides to all of us. The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.