Uri Golman, co-founder of the Wenger Arctic Light Project
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1974, Uri Golman was attracted to art and photography from a very young age. As a young boy, he found adventurous inspiration in old photos and books, and dreamt of photographing wildlife and nature in the Arctic.
Today, Uri is an award winning photographer and fellow of the ILCP (International League of Conservation Photographers) who has brought his photographs to the pages of many reknowned books and magazines like BBC Wildlife and National Geographic. His latest book Tiger Spirit was awarded with the WWF Panda Book title in 2011 and he is currently working on a new book about his favorite subject - the wonderful Arctic.
He is also the co-founder of the Wenger Arctic Light Project; a showcase of the beauty found in the far north, which creates an understanding of the living conditions for the animals and people living there.
The Arctic is by far one of the wildest and most inaccessible places left on this earth, and it a treasure of natural wonders. But it is also a place that is facing changes unlike to what we have ever seen before: global warming, arctic mining for oil and minerals, and an exploitation of the whole zone, for a world that has gone hungry for natural resources.
All of this creates problems as well as opportunities for everybody living there. But all of these things need focus and attention. The Wild North is not a one-sided story about conservation, it is about reality. It is about a true care of nature, that lingers within all of us, and a love that anyone who has ever witnessed the Arctic will understand
The Wenger Arctic Light Project will try to inspire people around the planet to do what we can to make sure that this amazing place will also exist for the future generations to enjoy. Wenger will create an award to acknowledge either a person or a community’s involvement supporting the conservation project in the far north regions.
Learn more about Uri Golman:
Uri Golman Official Website
Uri Golman Official Facebook Page