Audubon Society of Kalamzoo October 2015 Meeting and Program: A Visual Exploration of North America

October 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
People's Church
1758 10th St N
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Larry Boutelle

Here is what Charles St. Charles, the speaker, says, “The project I am going to describe in my presentation may be the largest project ever attempted by a single photographer. I am visiting all 15 of the major eco-regions in the continent and featuring each one in a separate edition of a digital publication. At the same time I am leaving time-lapse cameras behind, largely hosted by national and state parks. So when I am done I’ll have 90 cameras in the field that are shooting time-lapse, and I’ll be able to put up a map of the entire continent with near real-time images of each region. You’ll be able to tap on any region in the continent and see what is going on in the natural world in that region.”
This is a personal project for Charles. He is a professional photographer. He is launching a digital publication that will feature a different season in each eco-region of the North American continent with each issue. During his shoots, Charles finds hosts for his time-lapse cameras. Of course the photographs are finding other uses: park visitor centers, in studies of controlled burns, and desert pollinators.
Someday, Charles hopes, we will be able to walk through a floor map of the North American continent watching on monitors as the seasons display their natural wonders in that region.
Charles St. Charles will be at our October 26 Audubon Society of Kalamazoo meeting with his fantastic pictures. Join us at People’s Church, 1758 North 10th Street, Kalamazoo. The program will start at 7:30 PM and is preceded by a social time with light refreshments at 7:00 PM (please bring your own coffee/tea mug). Guests and the general public are welcome. Handicap parking and access is at either the front or rear entrances to the building.