UP CLOSE in the Wild!
Presented by: Nancie WIGHT
Monday, May 7, 2018
After the AGM
Nancie Wight (a.k.a NJ Wight) joined MCC in January of 2016 and immediately enriched our club’s Nature and Slideshow competitions with her award winning images of African Wildlife. She also won the top prize in the Animalerie division and the best photo overall of the SPPQ interclub competition in March of 2017. NJ left the executive boardroom behind to pursue a creative life when a love of photographing wildlife abruptly collided with the 2008 stock market crash.
A lively and passionate speaker, NJ relies on her past lives as an aspiring stand-up comic, inspiring university instructor and successful business executive to suggest new ways of "seeing" by weaving together tales of Wild! photography and conservation issues with the personal and professional challenges of living a creative life. She abandoned an executive seat in a Boardroom for the backseat of a Land Rover.
A photographer and storyteller, she brings her audience UP CLOSE to the extraordinary wildlife that has transformed her thinking and shaped her creative expression. With a growing urgency she is working to educate and spark a connection between her audience, the extraordinary animals she photographs and the conservation crisis that is threatening their existence. It is all a great big story still being written...