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1/31/2024 - Capturing the Wild: Photographer James Ward Showcases Wildlife Beauty in February 2024

The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Library is proud to announce a captivating wildlife photography exhibit by wildlife photographer James Ward. The exhibition will run from Friday, February 2, 2024 through Wednesday, February 28, 2024 and promises to transport visitors into the heart of the world’s most awe-inspiring wildlife destinations.

James Ward, a wildlife photographer with a passion for preserving the beauty of the natural world, is dedicated to capturing breathtaking moments in the lives of animals big and small. This exhibition is a testament to Ward’s commitment to raising awareness about the importance of wildlife conservation through the lens of his camera.

Visitors to the exhibit can expect to be enthralled by the vivid and intimate portraits of animals in their natural habitats. From the majestic grace of African elephants to the delicate beauty of a flamboyance of flamingos, Ward’s keen eye and technical mastery bring these subjects to life with unparalleled clarity and detail. The photographs represent Ward’s travel to remote wild spaces around the world, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Indonesia, and Alaska.

Ward is also a safari guide and agent and his company, Safari Professionals, specializes in designing tailor-made conservation-based safaris to Africa, India, Malaysia, Patagonia, Antarctica, and other wildlife destinations around the world. He also leads wildlife photography workshops to unique wild locations globally. James is a resident of Southbury with his wife, Hollie, and three daughters, Camryn, Payton, and Reagan.

The Southbury Public Library, known for its commitment to promoting cultural enrichment within the community, is thrilled to host such a beautiful exhibition. Head Librarian, Heather S. Aronson, expressed excitement about the upcoming event, stating, “James Ward’s work is not only visually stunning but also carries a powerful message about the fragility and beauty of our planet’s biodiversity. We believe this exhibit will resonate deeply with our community and inspire a greater appreciation for the natural world.”

Whether you’re an avid wildlife enthusiast, a photography connoisseur, or someone simply seeking inspiration, this exhibit promises an unforgettable experience.

The exhibit will be open during regular library hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm, Saturdays 9:30am to 4:00pm and Sundays 12:00pm to 5:00pm. A sample of photos will be posted online in the virtual gallery.

Please visit us at to view a sample of photos virtually and for any updated hours and information. Or you may call us at 203-262-0626.

James’ Bio:

The gallery:

lion roaring-photo by James Ward

James Ward with meerkat