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Documentary celebrates pioneering photographer Karl Maslowski

Karl Maslowski (1913-2006) helped introduce generations of Individuals to the pure world via his newspaper columns, wildlife pictures, and pioneering movies. A not too long ago launched one-hour documentary, Wildlife Photographer: The Lifetime of Karl Maslowski, combines archival pictures and movie, interviews, and HD video for a compelling take a look at Maslowski’s lengthy profession from his impoverished childhood to his work as a conservationist.

The documentary is a co-production of Steve Maslowski, one among Karl’s sons, and Voyageur Media Group, Inc., a nonprofit group devoted to the creation of instructional media.

Karl Maslowski started photographing wildlife within the Nineteen Thirties with an $8 used nonetheless digicam and a borrowed film digicam. The son of an immigrant gardener, he was compelled to depart highschool to work at age 15 however rapidly mastered the challenges of early pictures and stalking wildlife. By the point he was drafted in World Conflict II, Maslowski was working full-time as a wildlife photographer, cinematographer, and author. He additional refined his expertise whereas serving as a fight cameraman in Italy.

Returning dwelling, Maslowski contributed to Walt Disney’s True-Life Journey sequence, lectured nationwide about wildlife and conservation, and started producing outside documentaries for quite a lot of shoppers. He ultimately grew to become one of the revealed wildlife nonetheless photographers of his period. His nature column for the Sunday Cincinnati Enquirer ran for half a century, and his work appeared in lots of magazines, together with Birder’s World. His lifelong devotion to conservation helped protect 1000’s of acres round Larger Cincinnati, together with Cincinnati Nature Middle, Oxbow, Inc., and the Fringe of Appalachia Protect System. And his work was acknowledged nationally by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Outside Writers Affiliation of America, and others.

The movie is obtainable totally free at

A model of this text might be revealed within the September/October 2022 difficulty of BirdWatching.

Comply with the movie’s Fb web page

A photographer’s information to blinds: Home windows on nature. By Steve Maslowski

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