BRIDGEPORT, Conn. –April 30, 2019–-Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is proud to announce its first non-juried photography exhibition, an opportunity for the Zoo’s many dedicated amateur and professional photographers to submit their best work for public viewing. Opening night for the Exhibit is Thursday, July 25th, a festive evening celebration for the public, to view the photos and for photographers to meet and mingle with each other.
“Art is a natural way for people to express their love of animals and appreciation of nature,” said Zoo Director Gregg Dancho. “The Photography Goes Wild Exhibit will help to showcase the stunning diversity of species at the zoo, and we hope, encourage people to focus on preserving wild habitats and animal conservation in new ways.”
In preparation for the Exhibit, event sponsor Milford Photo will be on Zoo grounds on Saturday, June 22, with a display of cameras and lenses. In addition to a guided Zoo Walkabout with experienced animal photographer and Zoo Volunteer Jack Bradley, Milford Photo will loan lenses that day for a free trial.
About Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
Let Your Curiosity Run Wild! Connecticut's only zoo, celebrating its 97th anniversary, features 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Guests won't want to miss our Amur tigers and leopards, Brazilian ocelot, Mexican and Red wolves, and Golden Lion tamarins. Other highlights include the Natt Family Red Panda Habitat, our South American rainforest with free-flight aviary, the prairie dog exhibit with "pop-up" viewing areas, plus the Pampas Plain with maned wolves, Chacoan peccaries and Giant anteaters. Guests can grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove, and enjoy a ride on our colorful carousel. For more information, visit beardsleyzoo.com.
About Milford Photo
Since its founding in 1995, Milford Photo continues to be the go-to location for the photo enthusiast in Connecticut. From selling the top lines in cameras, lenses and accessories to providing reprint, enlargement, graphic imagery or photo instruction for photographers of all levels, the crew at Milford Photo works hard to provide the best in product and service to their clients. www.milfordphoto.com
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo appreciates the support it receives from local, regional and national media outlets. Media representatives are invited to tour