Book signing and presentation with Louisiana photographer C.C. Lockwood to be held in Shreveport


SHREVEPORT, La., October 19, 2015—The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana partners
with Rainforest Art Foundation, The Community Foundation of North Louisiana, and
The Alta and John Franks Foundation for “Louisiana Wild: A Special Evening with C.C.
Lockwood” Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Marlene Yu
Museum located at 710 Travis St., Shreveport, LA 71101. This event is free and open to
the public.

Louisiana photographer C.C. Lockwood will present images from the book, accompanied
by music and stories. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the

Louisiana Wild: The Protected and Restored Lands of The Nature Conservancy,
published by Louisiana State University Press in September, showcases 220 color images
from the more than sixty properties managed by The Nature Conservancy across
Louisiana’s diverse and productive ecosystem. Lockwood presents a vivid photo
narrative that journeys from the little-known Copenhagen Hills, a prairie habitat with the
largest variety of woody plants in Louisiana; to the swampland lake of Cypress Island,
with its massive rookery of roseate spoonbills and great egrets; to over a dozen other sites
that showcase Louisiana’s distinct environs.

About C. C. Lockwood:
Lockwood is a recipient of the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Outstanding
Conservation Photography and honored as a Louisiana Legend by Louisiana Public
Broadcasting, has photographed the natural wonders of his home state and beyond for
over four decades. His books include Marsh Mission: Capturing the Vanishing Wetlands;
C. C. Lockwood’s Atchafalaya; Around the Bend: A Mississippi River Adventure;
Beneath the Rim: A Photographic Journey through the Grand Canyon; Still Waters:
Images, 1971–1999; and The Yucatán Peninsula.

Iris MacLean
Public Relations
Rainforest Art Foundation and Marlene Yu Museum
(318) 840-5213