Richard Sobol is constantly circling the globe looking for stories relating to wildlife, international cultures and conservation of the environment. He is the author of several books exploring whales, elephants, mountain gorillas, african wildlife, environmental conservation, the magic of silkworms, how rice is grown, Angkor Wat, the workings of a building construction site, and life in an African community. Recent literary collaborators have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Frank Gehry, the late Governor Ann Richards and Robert F Kennedy Jr. His photographs appear regularly in publications worldwide including Time, The New York Times, Paris Match, Audubon, and National Geographic.
Bring The Traveling Photographer to Your School
Follow “The Traveling Photographer“ on location around the world. Richard Sobol brings dynamic image driven presentations to students in grades K-12. Currently offering audio-visual programs featuring first-hand encounters with wild animals, wildlife conservation projects, the protection of endangered species as well as explorations within African and Asian Cultures. The programs can be tailored to fit studies in science, natural history, social studies and creative arts.
I am excited to share news as I am just back from an Arts and Passion Driven Learning Institute at the Harvard Graduate School of Education led by Yo-Yo Ma and international artists of the Silk Road Ensemble.
Explorations included developing learning models and templates specifically geared towards combining student writings together with photo or illustrations. With this training and Harvard guidance I am offering more detailed workshop residencies to allow students to create their own books or multi images stories.
Available Now: Elephant Twins
The first book release in The Core Concepts Series from Penguin features a delightful look at the worlds only pair of twin male elephants! Come along to Thailand to meet meet Gold Ray and Gold Light, the one ton, one year old pair of special baby elephants. Richard was the only photographer invited to document the early years of this unique set of twins. Watch them grow and watch them play in this exclusive story of twin brothers.
Order your copy of Elephant Twins now!
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