WWF South Africa announces Photographer-in-Residence
Adrian Steirn, an acclaimed wildlife and portrait photographer, has been accorded the status of ‘Photographer-in-Residence’ at WWF South Africa. Steirn’s photographic skills and expertise will be utilised to document and showcase WWF
South Africa’s conservation programmes and achievements through photography and cinematography. The residency will contribute to the vital legacy and archive of WWF’s conservation work.
“Adrian has a wonderful passion for our continent and her people. His photographic expertise has the power to capture moments in time for generations to come,” explains Morné du Plessis, CEO of WWF South Africa.
“WWF is grateful to have been the beneficiary of several highly talented photographers and
artists, all of whom have chosen to use their talents for the benefit of our country. Adrian’s
photographic assignments in South Africa will be specifically identified to complement the
photographic material that is generously provided to WWF South Africa by other
photographers – who will continue to contribute to our library of photographic material.”
According to Du Plessis, Steirn’s photography and cinematography will not only be used by
the organisation to illustrate conservation work, but also in fundraising ventures.
“The planet is everybody’s responsibility. I believe that we all need to use our particular
resources and talents to do what we can to contribute to conserving it,” says Steirn.
Based in Cape Town, Steirn has earned numerous awards for his work. Most recently he was
named overall winner of the Africa Photographic Awards 2010.
The status of ‘Photographer-in-Residence’ at WWF South Africa has been accorded to Steirn
for 3 years.