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Fine Art Photographer Lisa Folino To Explore TheArctic

Lisa Folino Is One Of Sixty Artists And Scientists Selected From Around The World To Be A Part Of Ocean Geographic’s Expedition: Elysium Artists For The
Arctic with Michael AW, Sylvia Earle, and sixty Artists and scientists to document climate change.

July 27, 2015 – LOS ANGELES — Lisa is one of sixty Artists and Scientists selected from around the world to be a part of Michael AW of Ocean Geographic Expedition: Elysium Artists for the Arctic.

The Arctic is one of the most threatened areas of the world due to climate change. The mission is to capture the sights, sounds and splendur of the enchanting Arctic, on August 2015, into an exquisite book, film and exhibitions in eight major cities. The benchmark expedition starts from Longyearbyen to North Spitsbergen, North and East Greenland and end in Iceland. Besides panoramas of glaciers, icebergs and snowy mountains, imagery focus will also be polar bears, walruses, belugas, narwals, Arctic foxes, auks, snowy owls, muskoxen, Arctic hares, Fins and Blue whales. The expedition is honored to be carrying the Explorers Club flag. The Explorers Club flag represents an impressive history of courage and accomplishment and has been carried on hundreds of expeditions by Club members since 1918. To carry the Club flag is an honor and a privilege. It has flown at both poles, from the highest peaks of the greatest mountain ranges, traveled to the depths of the ocean, to the lunar surface, and outer space. A flag expedition must further the cause of exploration and field science. Elysium Artists for the Arctic will be a monumental documentation above and below the water of the Arctic region,archived for future generations.

Special equipment and clothing(it is below freezing in the Arctic) will be needed for Lisa to make this trip successful, therefore we are actively seeking sponsors who would like to be a part of history. Lisa has already reached out to major camera and clothing brands for equipment and/or monetary donations, so if you have a passion for preserving our planet or simply want to help feel free to contact us at you have a passion for preserving our planet or simply want to help feel free to contact us at pr@richgirlproductions.com or call 323-960-5600

About Lisa Folino

Lisa Folino was born and raised in Southern California. Her interest in photography began at an early age under the tutelage of her father, a 6 time Emmy award winning/ pioneering cameraman in television. Her work has been exhibited in numerous gallery exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Her work is also in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Texas, The Harry Ransom Center Austin Texas, and The Center for Photography,Woodstock, New York. She has been published in numerous magazines, Black&White magazine, Camera Arts magazine, and AntiLipseis magazine Athens, Greece. Her work has been recognized in many International competitions, some including The Lucie Awards, The project Competition Center Santa Fe, New Mexico, WPO Black and White competition, and The Julia Margaret Cameron Competition including publication in the book. Her work is also included in the Survey, Photography Now: 100 Photographers Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Since the age of 10 Lisa has lived near the ocean, The ocean has always been a place of deep inspiration and concern. She learned to dive while on a family vacation in Hawaii and became instantly hooked. For the past 2 years her lens has been focused on sea life including corals, fish, and marine plant life. Her work at present is combining her love of photography with her love of the sea to bring about change to the areas of the world’s oceans in immediate need of action.

In addition Lisa started her own non profit foundation Oceans In Focus and is looking forward to bringing awareness to the world about the plight, beauty and strength of the seas that give our planet life.

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