Update of recent videos

In the above video, the jury of SNAP: A National Juried Exhibition of Photography discuss selecting the images for the show at the Beford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California. The kind words spoken of Daniel’s SPILL work are much appreciated, as always.

Two pictures from Daniel’s SPILL portfolio were included for display with the rest of the SNAP exhibit at the Bedford Gallery until February 19th.

In addition, we also found a video previewing Daniel’s presentation for the opening of the exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific – recently extended until February 16th – online. It isn’t embeddable, so you’ll have to click thru to watch it on their site.

ILCP Witness web video

Witness: Defining Conservation Photography Feature from iLCP on Vimeo.

Daniel makes an appearance in a pretty cool internet video produced by Neil Osborne for the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) that they recently put on their website. The title of the video, “Witness: Defining Conservation Photography,” leaves a pretty clear impression of what the seventeen-minute video covers and nicely combines the interviews and images of more than a dozen other ILCP fellows and associates including Joel Sartore and Michael Nichols. Also, Jane Goodall introduces and closes the video with some thoughts about conservation. “Witness: …” explains what constitutes conservation photography and lets the photographers describe the motivations and inspirations behind their work. While there are photos by Daniel are sprinkled throughout the video, watching a compilation of some of the best shots by the best conservation photographers in the world makes for a pretty unique viewing experience.

direct link to the video: http://www.ilcp.com/videos/witness-defining-conservation-photography


Pacific Mag video interview

The Seattle Times made a video of an interview with Daniel to accompany their feature article on him and his work in this week’s Pacific Magazine. Daniel discusses how his style evolved into that of a conservation photographer, and his search for beauty in the tragic destruction of nature. The interview is 1:44 and is interspersed with some of Daniel’s photos. Also, it’s preceded by an ad, FYI.

– JN

212 Gallery exhibit coverage

Plenty of positive of coverage has come from the exhibit of oil spill photos at the 212 Gallery in Aspen. Plum TV produced a nice three-minute interview/slideshow of Daniel’s work in which Daniel discusses the techniques he used and challenges he faced in producing the photo coverage of the spill out of which the exhibit was made. Direct link: http://www.plumtv.com/videos/artist-daniel-beltra/index.html.

Additionally, both daily papers in Aspen covered the opening and exhibit.

Aspen Times: http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20100728/AE/100729830/1077&ParentProfile=1058.

Aspen Daily News: http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/141687.


CBC interview

Daniel did a live interview on the CBC’s evening news program “Connect with Mark Kelly” yesterday from Seattle via Skype.

Mark Kelly asked Daniel about some of the access and logistical challenges of covering the Gulf Oil Spill story for Greenpeace and the impact that oily-bird photos will have on public-consciousness of the story.


– JN