Conservation Journal Opens at Fovea on Jan. 18

Former sea turtle poachers work with the regional NGO Grupo Tortuguero to tag sea turtles in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Using the fishermen’s skills and experience, 18 turtles were netted, tagged, and released in one night. (Photo by Jason Houston/Courtesy of Fovea Exhibitions)

Former sea turtle poachers work with the regional NGO Grupo Tortuguero to tag sea turtles in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Using the fishermen’s skills and experience, 18 turtles were netted, tagged, and released in one night. (Photo by Jason Houston/Courtesy of Fovea Exhibitions)

Conservation Journal opens Saturday, Jan. 18, at Fovea Exhibitions, with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., Jason Houston will give an artist talk on his approach and share a slideshow featuring additional images and stories from more than 10 years of doing cause-driven photography.

From fisheries management to deforestation, from endangered species protection to ethical meat production, Houston’s images help make exotic, complex, and sometimes controversial stories personal and accessible to a broader audience. The photographs underscore the point that conservation work cannot simply be about preserving plants and animals, but must also improve the lives of the people who are the stewards of these natural resources.

Houston is a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. Based in Boulder, he concentrates on long-term projects. His goal in documenting environmental issues is not merely to educate, or document success, but to provoke conversations about the underlying dynamics of conservation work.

The exhibition is on view Jan. 18 through April 6. Fovea Exhibitions is located at 143 Main St., Beacon. Call 845-202-3443. Winter hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


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