Joel Sartore Keynote Speaker

  • Award-winning photographer
  • Author, "Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species"
  • 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year

Joel Sartore's Biography

Joel Sartore Speaker Profile:

Joel Sartore is an award-winning photographer, speaker, author, conservationist, and the 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine, and an Eagle Scout. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic.

Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes around the world. He is the founder of the Photo Ark, a 25-year documentary project to save species and habitat. “It is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity,” he says. “When we save species, we’re actually saving ourselves.”

Joel and the Photo Ark are the subjects of the television series RARE, in which he documents some of the most endangered creatures left on Earth.

In addition to National Geographic, Joel contributes to Audubon, Geo, the New York Times, and Smithsonian. He has several books, including “Photo Ark: A World Worth Saving” (2017),  and “RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species (2010).

He and his work have been the subject of many national broadcasts, including National Geographic’s Explorer, NBC Nightly News, the CBS Sunday Morning Show, NPR’s Weekend Edition, PBS Newshour, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and the Today Show.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Joel Sartore’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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Photo ark: Joel Sartore at TEDxMidwest
Photo ark: Joel Sartore at TEDxMidwest

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