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Texas Tech Museum presents endangered species exhibit

From The Museum of Texas Tech University:

The Museum of Texas Tech University is pleased to present the exhibition RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species, on view NOW through July 21 in Galleries 2 and 5, located at 4th Street and Indiana Avenue, where parking and admission are FREE. The official opening date is May 12, but the exhibition is available now.

The exhibition features portraits by National Geographic contributing photographer Joel Sartore of some of the country's most imperiled creatures from whooping cranes to wolves. Some of them are likely to go extinct without people ever knowing they existed. RARE shows what we stand to lose if we don't act now. The good news is that there is still time, and this exhibition and the book of the same name highlight what each of us can do to save these unique creature— and ultimately, ourselves.

 May 18, photographer Joel Sartore will personally relate his adventures and give his insights at the Museum of TTU in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. The program begins at 6 p.m. and is free to the public. Sartore's focus is documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving.  

In Sartore's own words, "It is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. When we save species, we're actually saving ourselves."

Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, and a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. Sartore has written several books including RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, and Nebraska: Under a Big Red Sky. Sartore has also contributed to Audubon Magazine, Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and numerous book projects.  

Sartore and his work are the subjects of several national broadcasts including National Geographic's Explorer, the NBC Nightly News, NPR's Weekend Edition and an hour-long PBS documentary, At Close Range. He is also a regular contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood.

Visit Sartore's website at www.joelsartore.com for more information and images.

For more information about Museum hours, call 806.742.2490 or email museum.texastech@ttu.edu.

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