Wildlife & Adventure Photographer
For over 30 years Michelle Valberg has photographed wildlife and landscapes with the intention of regenerating simple beauty into a deeper reflection of humanity. Michelle’s portrayals of the natural world aim to draw viewers toward inner contemplation, based on the idea that building awareness and educating others through nature photography can inspire people to be better stewards of the natural world. By developing a deeper understanding of the interconnections between people, animals, and the environment, she believes that others can be motivated to take action in their local communities and beyond. Michelle is a Canadian Nikon Ambassador and the first Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence. She is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and the prestigious Explorer’s Club in NYC. Michelle has self-published 4 books, her work hangs in embassies worldwide and she has been published in numerous international magazines.
The Jurors Barbara Davidson and Elisabeth Biondi selected Michelle Valberg as the overall winner of the 16th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers.
3,245 entries were received from these countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, US Virgin Islands, Venezuela.
CANADA POST STAMPS
Both stamp series feature multiple images in the background of the booklets and collectable items.
Then I thought about photographers like Ansel Adams and you.
With your powerful photos of the North and Ansel’s, I figured out what it is – It’s like the landscapes are looking at me!!
Not me looking at them. Same as the animals.
You have a gift
Jon Park Wheeler
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