Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge
Art Wolfe's stunning photographic images and books have interpreted and recorded the world's wildlife, landscapes and native cultures, inspiring people to celebrate and protect these precious assets. This intimate and upbeat series offers unique insights on nature, cultures, environmental issues and the new realm of digital photography. Viewers experience remote and awe-inspiring places through Wolfe's lens, whether documenting the behavior of wild grizzlies in isolated coastal Alaska, marveling at the dreamscapes of the Bolivian Altiplano, navigating fjords in the icy oasis of South Georgia Island, or capturing unique cultures on the edge of extinction in Ethiopia's Omo Valley.
Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge Previous Broadcasts
Wild Asia: Nepal and India (Episode #208)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 22, 2014 -- 3:00 PM
Beyond India and Nepal's crowded cities lie precious remnants of wild Asia where tigers, rhino and bear still roam. In episode eight, Art Wolfe travels by elephant deep into Kipling country in search of the last of the planet's Bengal tigers. Here, through the lens of his camera, he captures images of mahouts handlers bound to the elephants they've cared for from childhood as they bathe and tend to their animals. In Nepal, Art encounters exotic wildlife including rare Asian rhinos, elusive sloth bears and primeval Gharial crocodiles.
New Zealand (Episode #207)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 8, 2014 -- 3:00 PM
New Zealand's extreme beauty is central to its identity. Here indigenous Maori people see themselves as guardians of the land. In episode seven, Art Wolfe captures portraits of contemporary Maori artists who wear their stories on their faces in the form of sacred tattoos, and convey their sense of stewardship through their art. Then he heads off to the wild South Island to explore the natural history of this pristine and beautifully preserved island nation.
West Africa: Togo and Benin (Episode #206)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 1, 2014 -- 3:00 PM
West Africa is the birthplace of Voodoo; in Togo and Benin ancestors commingle with the living. Whether its vulture heads for sale at a fetish market or sacred bloodstained altars, Voodoo is always front and center. In episode six, Art Wolfe visits villages known for their vibrant inhabitants and intense rituals and discovers frenzied trances, powerful masked dances and an extraordinary fire-eating ceremony - all part of everyday life.