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 Welcome to The Photography Club Of Davis!




Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 7:10 - 8:45 p.m.

Blanchard Room, Mary L. Stephens Branch Library,

315 E. 14th Street, Davis


Kathy West, Conservation Photographer


“Using Photography to Engage Communities

in Conservation of Endangered Animals and Habitats”


Join Kathy on Tuesday, June 11th, as she shares her wildlife photography and introduces you to her international conservation program based upon the concept of truly seeing and engaging with the natural world through learning photography and field sketching. Read more here: www.KathyWestStudios.com and PICCmadagascar.org.




Travel for work and pleasure has provided me with opportunities to conduct science and create images in Alaska, British Colombia, Pacific Northwest, Tanzania, Madagascar, Panama, Ecuadorian Amazon and cloud forests, Suriname, Galapagos Islands, Cambodia, Sumatra, Europe, and many states around the US. With each experience I thoroughly enjoy observing and learning about the visual details and behavior of new species, discovering their “personality” and immersing myself in the ecosystem.Through my images, I hope to bring a greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world in order to further research and conservation.


As a primatologist, I am deeply concerned about the primate extinction crisis – approximately 60% of all primate species are endangered. To connect conservation education with children in primate habitat countries, I developed a new conservation outreach program in 2016, Photography Inspiring Children in Conservation (PICC)


"The PICC program is based upon the concept of truly seeing and engaging with the natural world through learning photography and field sketching. My goal is to inspire students to become conservation leaders within their communities by providing them with skills and knowledge regarding primate ecology through the arts of photography, illustration, and storytelling. You can read more about my program here: PICCmadagascar.org


In October 2018 I had the opportunity to pilot the PICC children’s workshop in collaboration with theSuriname Forest Fragment Project (see https://piccmadagascar.org/2018/10/26/picc-pilot-project-successfully-launched-in-suriname-community-of-lelydorp/ for description and photos). In 2019 I will be conducting a 2-week PICC session in NE Madagascar with remote village populations in the Masoala National Reserve.



All meetings are open to the public.





The Photography Club of Davis is a group of photographers interested in sharing techniques, knowledge and friendship among our members and our community. Our goal is to promote the art of photography and understand the science of photography.  


We welcome everyone to join us in our wonderful learning experience as well as our warm social gatherings, and to share their passion and photographic artistry.


You can sign up for our e-mail list; we will keep you informed of our upcoming events. You can sign up for membership;  then you can submit images and participate in our photo exhibits, photo discussions and outdoor activities.


Our monthly meetings are open to the public. We hope to see you there.                                                               


Best Regards,  


The Photography Club Of Davis

Davis, California

 All meetings are open to the public.

Blanchard Room, Mary L. Stephens Branch Library