Mon, Apr 29|
Mark Zelinski - Niagara Escarpment: Land Between Waters
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Oakville, 2302 Bridge Rd, Oakville, ON L6L 2G6, Canada
About the event
Like the Galapagos and the Serengeti, The Niagara Escarpment is designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere. One of the world’s unique natural wonders, the Escarpment defines an area across Southern Ontario and Manitoulin Island. Its ecosystems support hundreds of at-risk species that coexist alongside the most densely populated and heavily developed region in Canada. Through Mark Zelinski’s images and stories, audiences have the opportunity to experience a multi-layered perspective of the living escarpment, its environmental treasures, and the diverse Indigenous and settler communities that thrive along its curving path. Mark Zelinski’s upcoming 10th book “Niagara Escarpment: Land Between Waters” features brilliant landscape, wildlife and cultural photographs of the Ontario portion of the Escarpment with emphasis on Niagara Peninsula, Saugeen Peninsula and Manitoulin Island. The show includes photos and stories from his global travels, and his cultural work with museums, Indigenous Elders and Knowledgekeepers.
BIOGRAPHY Mark Zelinski trained as an artist and a designer, and graduated as the top student of OCAD in 1979. His diverse career as a professional photographer has taken him across 80 countries, with clients ranging from The National Film Board of Canada to Panasonic. He is also a publisher, writer, painter, filmmaker, Fellow of Royal Canadian Geographic Society, member of The Explorer’s Club, Board Member of Indigenous co-governed UNESCO Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Network NEBN nebnetwork.org/governance/, and winner of the Canadian Governor General’s Medal. Zelinski is best known for his “Books That Heal” initiative - donating 8,000 copies of his photography books to 100 worldwide charities. His internationally acclaimed photography books include forewords by HRH Prince Philip, The Honourable Lincoln Alexander, and Justin Trudeau. www.MarkZelinski.com