A native of Stokes County, in summer 2016, Ana Sapp was selected to attend the North American Nature Photographers Association High School Scholarship Program (NANPA), held in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ana was among ten students from North America selected to study nature photography, as well as the biodiversity of the region with local scientists and educators. Ana noted, “We actually worked with National Geographic photographers in this program! It was an incredible experience!”
After summer 2016, Ana said her career path was clear: “This experience was foundational. It provided me with hands-on, field experience in conservation photography, as well as helped me develop my voice as an advocate for the environment.” Ana turned to one of her NANPA mentors for ideas as she planned for summer 2017. She attended two recommended programs, which again featured conservation photography: the National Geographic Student Expedition in Yellowstone National Park and the Ecuador Conservation Photography Workshop.
Join Stokes Arts in welcoming Ana to The Arts Place of Stokes as she shares her experiences a a conservation photographer.
This FREE event is being held Friday, July 6 at 7pm.