2020 Environmental Photography Keynote

*2021 Keynote Speaker and Contest Judge will be announced soon!

Friday, February 21, 2020: 6:30 – 7:15pm


Cheryl Opperman

The art of communication through photographs

What makes some photographs stand out more than others? Are photographers merely capturing what they see or are they creating images through an inspired perception of the environment around them? What messages do photographs actually send? Join award-winning photographer Cheryl Opperman as she takes us on a journey that explores how photographers can change our perspective of this remarkable planet and our approach to preserving it.

Cheryl Opperman is a nationally acclaimed nature photographer with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooks Institute of Photography and over 25 years of professional experience photographing nature, wildlife, and indigenous cultures worldwide. She was featured as a leading female nature photographer by Outdoor Photographer Magazine and has received numerous prestigious awards from organizations including The Earth Day Network, Nature’s Best Photography, the International Photography Awards, and the National Wildlife Federation. Her work has also appeared in publications or exhibits for The American Humane Association, the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and many others. Employing the power of photography to inspire interest in the environment, she has appeared in on-camera interviews for 9News Denver, The Luminous Landscape, and Smithsonian Earth and regularly presents slide shows or classes on various topics to schools, camera clubs, and organizations.

To see more of Cheryl’s work, please visit http://www.cherylopperman.com