by Kraig Becker
Wenger is proud to introduce our latest brand Ambassador Danish Photographer Uri Golman. Uri, who is the co-founder of the Wenger Arctic Light Project, is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist who has dedicated his considerable talents towards capturing photos of nature and wildlife all over the world but especially in the Arctic.
Born and raised in Copenhagen, the 39-year old Uri has always had a strong interest in both photography and nature. As a child, he often found himself captivated by old photographs and books that conjured images of adventure. Those photos and books would later serve as a source of inspiration and as he grew older he would strive to capture the beauty of the world around us through his own lens. Uri’s work has gone on to be featured in such publications as BBC Wildlife, National Geographic and numerous others. His book Tiger Spirit, which captures the diverse wildlife of India, earned him the 2011 Panda Book of the Year from the WWF.
Uri, who is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, now turns his attention to the Wenger Arctic Light Project which will showcase the incredible beauty of the extreme northerly regions of our planet. The Arctic is one of the last great wildernesses on Earth and it is home to some incredibly resilient and adaptable creatures – including humans. The goal of the project is to capture images from the Arctic that not only reflect that beauty but also show how climate change is having a lasting effect on the region. Through his photos, Uri hopes to spur others to action in the hopes of preserve the fragile ecosystem of the Arctic.
We are extremely proud to be working with Uri on this important project and we are happy to have him as part of the Wenger family. You can learn more about him on his official website and you can get updates on his work through his Facebook page.
[Photo Courtesy of Uri Golman]