Conservation Photographer and Filmmaker Drew Fulton To Give Presentation

Sep 29, 2015

by Staff

A visual presentation on Florida’s natural beauty will be given by renowned conservation photographer and filmmaker Drew Fulton in the next event in Florida Southern College’s Florida Lecture Series.

Fulton’s presentation and lecture, “Filming Florida: A Journey of Filmmaking and Photography,” will be in the McKay Archives Center on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. The lecture, sponsored by the Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Center for Florida History at FSC, is free and open to the public.

In addition to the lecture, Fulton’s photographs will be exhibited in the first-floor gallery of the McKay Archives Center from Oct. 2 to Nov. 2. The building is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and there is no charge.

Fulton’s documentary, Filming Florida, is his most recent work as a conservation photographer and filmmaker. This three-year project aims to tell the story of the naturally beautiful landscape of Florida as well as its biodiversity through the photographer’s own experiences and perspective as a filmmaker.

Fulton is a native Floridian and graduate of Bowdoin College. His accomplishments include receiving a Thomas J. Watson scholarship and a National Geographic Young Explorer grant for an educational, multimedia project in the cloud forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica.

“Drew Fulton is such a talented visual storyteller,” said Prof. James M. Denham, director of the Center for Florida History. “Anyone who cares about the beauty and diversity of Florida’s natural landscape should definitely attend this lecture.”

About the Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Center for Florida History…

Founded in 2001, the Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Center for Florida History strives to enhance the teaching, study, and writing of Florida history. The center seeks to preserve the state’s past through cooperative efforts with historical societies, preservation groups, museums, public programs, media, and interested persons.