Do you dream of putting your passion to work and making a difference in the world?  Meet Kyle Obermann, an American conservation photographer and writer based in Chengdu, China, whose career/adventure began in 2014 when he started capturing beautiful scenes of nature in China and sharing his photographs with the world.  His work today documents the evolution of China’s nature reserves, national parks, and grassroots environmental groups. In this session, you will hear about how Kyle pursued his passions for environmental conservation and photography, and the different obstacles and challenges he faced along the way.


Event Details:


Date: April 30, 2021 (Friday)

Time: 19:00 – 20:00 (HKT) / 20:00 – 21:00 (JST/KST)

Participants: Bai Xian Community

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Conservation Photographer

Kyle Obermann is an award-winning conservation photographer and writer based in Chengdu, China.  Fluent in Mandarin, his work documents the evolution of China’s nature reserves, national parks, and grassroots environmental groups.  He has worked with National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, BBC, and Chinese National Geography.  He was runner up for Adventure Photographer of the Year and Exploration of the Year in China in 2018 and 2019 as well as honored with an Outstanding Alumni Award by Peking University. He is the founder of Explore to Conserve, a movement dedicated to connecting China’s outdoor industry and environmental movement, and member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Explorers Club, and conservation ambassador for Key Conservation and The North Face in China.  In his spare time, he devours Sichuan food, attempts hip-hop, rants about going green on Chinese TV talk-shows, and delights his legs in ultra-marathons.

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