Grand Opening Reception
Photographer Jon Mullen opens new Boulder gallery with a reception on March 15
Collection supports conservation efforts and connects community with threatened wild places
BOULDER, Colo., March 6, 2019 – Award-winning nature and landscape photographer Jon Mullen debuts his gallery in Boulder with a grand opening reception on Friday, March 15, from 4–8 p.m. The collection features photographs from his two decades behind the camera and recent work in support of Colorado’s public lands.
Mullen’s photography has strongly arced toward environmental issues. Last year, he launched a first-of-its-kind stock library to support non-profit organizations. Dedicated to lesser-photographed locations with active conservation campaigns, the library provides these groups with free access to powerful visuals to help raise public awareness.
“Photography has allowed me to explore the hidden corners of the West,” said Mullen. “There’s no greater satisfaction than knowing my work is being used by conservation organizations and policymakers in the fight to protect these special places for the next generation.”
The Jon Mullen Gallery, located at 1727 Pearl Street in Boulder, will support his continued work to contribute imagery at no cost and serve as a venue to connect the community with Colorado’s threatened wild places. Expect programs about areas that would be protected by the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, recently introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Joe Neguse, and the Gunnison Public Lands Initiative.
“Jon Mullen’s photography is inspiring and influential,” said The Wilderness Society’s Scott Miller, Senior Regional Director, Southwest. “Whether the breathtaking vistas of the San Juan Mountains, golden aspen of the Thompson Divide, or world-class hiking near the Continental Divide, his generous contributions provide a compelling case to protect public lands across Colorado and the West.”
Miller will lead guests through a preview of an upcoming exhibit dedicated to the CORE Act and discuss the legislation, which would protect approximately 400,000 acres of public land in Colorado. Ten percent of sales made during the reception will be donated to The Wilderness Society.
Mullen’s photography has appeared in national and international publications – including Time, The Times of London, The Guardian, Mother Jones, and Outdoor Photographer magazine. He is a contributing photographer to The Wilderness Society, Conservation Colorado, and Wilderness Workshop. Follow him on Instagram. For more information, visit jonmullen.com.
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