We are happy to invite you to join us for a new presentation by renowned photographer Frans Lanting and his partner, Chris Eckstrom, about the wonders of wild Africa. During many journeys over the past thirty years, they have documented the wildlife and natural heritage of some of the most celebrated landscapes on earth, from the sweeping vistas of the Serengeti Plains and the water wilderness of the Okavango Delta to the enchanting deserts of Namibia, the bewildering jungles of the Congo Basin, and the otherworldly island of Madagascar.
With their images, videos, and stories, Frans and Chris will share an enduring vision of the continent’s primeval natural heritage—along with fresh impressions about what is at stake in the 21st century.
INTO AFRICA is based on Frans Lanting’s landmark exhibition of the same name, which was produced as a partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the National Geographic Society, with support from the World Wildlife Fund.
Frans and Chris’s new book, INTO AFRICA, was released in October 2017 and copies will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Proceeds from this show will benefit the marine science education and conservation programs at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at UCSC’s Long Marine Lab.
This is the 25th anniversary year of Frans and Chris’s benefit presentations for the Santa Cruz community.