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Florian Schulz
Germany

Born in Germany, Florian Schulz (34) is a professional nature and wildlife photographer with a vision of broad horizons. Through skillfully, artistic photography, he is in the constant search for breathtaking images that inspire individuals to take action in the protection of large endangered ecosystems.

Florian believes that partnering with conservation organizations can greatly enrich an environmental campaign that aims to protect a threatened ecosystem.  With such alliances, he aims to create awareness and empower people to take action towards protecting our natural heritage. While shooting for his second corridors project, Florian has given a high priority to the Arctic, because of the urgency to protect it against oil development. In 2010 Florian teamed up with Earthjustice and Patagonia to launch the visual environmental campaign "Visions of the Arctic" against oil development in the Arctic.

Braided River committed to publish two companion books with Florian to accompany the release of the new IMAX® movie, To the Arctic, a MacGillivray-Freeman film that premieres in early 2011. The first book, To the Arctic, will be a panoramic fine art photography book designed to present to members of Congress and the media to continue the battle against oil development in the Arctic. Still on the works, Florian continues to document for his second photography conservation project, Freedom to Roam: Wildlife Corridors for sustainable wilderness. The undertaken project, under the title "From Baja to Beaufort - B2B" will lead Florian from the warm waters of Mexico all the way up to the Arctic, along the Pacific Northwest coast line portraying the wildness of a fragile ecosystem threatened by industry.

Schulz is a recognized speaker in the topics of photography and inspirational conservation visions. He has delivered over 60 lectures across the United States, Canada and Germany including National Geographic Explorer's Hall, Microsoft ProPhoto Summit, World Wilderness Congresses and several European Photography Festivals. Honoring his commitment to conservation, the Nature's Best Photography Awards and the National Wildlife Federation named Schulz as the Conservation Photographer of the Year 2008. Other awards include the NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association) Vision Award and the Phillip Hyde Environmental Grant, which recognizes early career excellence, vision and inspiration to others in nature photography, conservation and education.

Schulz has dedicated years of his life to documenting critical wildlife corridors in North America. Sponsored by Braided River and the Blue Earth Alliance, his first book -Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam (2005)-received an Independent Book Publisher Award as one of the "Outstanding Books of the Year". Carefully selected images from his book, where chosen to produce a traveling exhibit by the Burke Museum in Seattle which traveled to The Field Museum in Chicago. Florian's photography has also been displayed on other important art galleries and museums like the American Museum of Natural History.

As the youngest founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Florian Schulz uses his photography to instill in viewers a greater interest and understanding of the importance of interconnected environments to maintain healthy ecosystems. His work has been published in multiple articles by internationally recognized magazines and has won multiple photography awards.

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  • SPOIL Trailer : Great Bear Rainforest RAVE
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  • Great Bear Rainforest RAVE
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SPOIL

by EP Films and iLCP


Will the Great bear Rainforest RAVE team find a spirit bear?

iLCP teamed up with EP FIlms to create a documentary that tells the story of the threats facing the Great Bear Rainforest and the continued efforts of  the First Nations communities and conservations groups to protect this wild landscape.

About the Great Bear Rainforest RAVE

The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) has teamed up with Pacific WILD, the Gitga’at First Nation of British Columbia, LightHawk, TidesCanada, Save our Seas Foundation, Sierra Club BC, and the Dogwood initiative to carry out a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. We are focusing our energy and cameras on this pristine region in response to plans by several large multinational companies to build a pipeline for heavy crude oil from the Alberta tar sands across British Columbia to the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest.

The tar sands in northern Alberta are arguably one of the world’s most environmentally-devastating extractive industries and the proposed pipeline would put one of our planet’s most ecologically-sensitive and intact marine ecosystems at risk for a catastrophic oil spill through increased mega tanker traffic.

The 14-day expedition to the Great Bear Rainforest called upon 7 world-renowned photographers and 3 videographers to thoroughly document the region’s landscapes, wildlife, and culture. The RAVE provided media support to the First Nations and environmental groups seeking to stop the proposed Enbridge Gateway pipeline project (and thus expansion of the tar sands) and to expose the plan to lift the oil tanker ship moratorium.

News and Updates on the film

SPOIL premiered at Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City California January 2011

Awards

Best Environmental Film, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Nominated for the Telluride Mountainfilm 2011 Moving Mountains Award

Best Long Film Award at the Coastal Film Festival judged by First Nation Youth

Merit Award for Musical Selection, Best of Craft, Best Photography, Best Environmental Film (Category Winner)at CINE 2011

Best Environmental Film,  Artivist Film Festival 2011

Best Human Interest award, Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival 2011

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SPOIL Trailer : Great Bear Rainforest RAVE

by EP Films and iLCP Multimedia


The trailer to SPOIL, the film produced in partnership with EP Films. This film is one of the outcomes for the Great Bear Rainforest RAVE.

The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) has teamed up with Pacific WILD, the Gitga’at First Nation of British Columbia, LightHawk, TidesCanada, Save our Seas Foundation, Sierra Club BC, and the Dogwood initiative to carry out a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. We are focusing our energy and cameras on this pristine region in response to plans by several large multinational companies to build a pipeline for heavy crude oil from the Alberta tar sands across British Columbia to the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest.

The tar sands in northern Alberta are arguably one of the world’s most environmentally-devastating extractive industries and the proposed pipeline would put one of our planet’s most ecologically-sensitive and intact marine ecosystems at risk for a catastrophic oil spill through increased mega tanker traffic.

The 14-day expedition to the Great Bear Rainforest called upon 7 world-renowned photographers and 3 videographers to thoroughly document the region’s landscapes, wildlife, and culture. The RAVE provided media support to the First Nations and environmental groups seeking to stop the proposed Enbridge Gateway pipeline project (and thus expansion of the tar sands) and to expose the plan to lift the oil tanker ship moratorium.

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Great Bear Rainforest RAVE

by iLCP Multimedia Jenny Nichols


The Multimedia produced for the press conference for the Great Bear Rainforest RAVE in Vancouver October 16, 2010.

The Multimedia produced for the press conference for the Great Bear Rainforest RAVE in Vancouver October 16, 2010.

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"My hope is to inspire a desire to create the first National Corridor to conserve and protect wild places, as well as to fuel the new conservation movement of connectivity."
  • iLCP Photographer Since 2005
  • Specialties
    • Wildlife
    • Landscapes
    • Photojournalism
    • Arctic environment
  • Shoot Locations
    • Europe
    • North America
    • South America
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