Documentary celebrates pioneering photographer Karl Maslowski


Karl Maslowski (1913-2006) helped introduce generations of People to the pure world by means of his newspaper columns, wildlife pictures, and pioneering movies. A just lately launched one-hour documentary, Wildlife Photographer: The Lifetime of Karl Maslowski, combines archival pictures and movie, interviews, and HD video for a compelling take a look at Maslowski’s lengthy profession from his impoverished childhood to his work as a conservationist.

The documentary is a co-production of Steve Maslowski, certainly one of Karl’s sons, and Voyageur Media Group, Inc., a nonprofit group devoted to the creation of academic media.

Karl Maslowski started photographing wildlife within the Nineteen Thirties with an $8 used nonetheless digital camera and a borrowed film digital camera. The son of an immigrant gardener, he was pressured to go away highschool to work at age 15 however shortly mastered the challenges of early pictures and stalking wildlife. By the point he was drafted in World Battle II, Maslowski was working full-time as a wildlife photographer, cinematographer, and author. He additional refined his abilities whereas serving as a fight cameraman in Italy.

Returning dwelling, Maslowski contributed to Walt Disney’s True-Life Journey collection, lectured nationwide about wildlife and conservation, and commenced producing out of doors documentaries for a wide range of shoppers. He ultimately turned one of the printed wildlife nonetheless photographers of his period. His nature column for the Sunday Cincinnati Enquirer ran for half a century, and his work appeared in lots of magazines, together with Birder’s World. His lifelong devotion to conservation helped protect 1000’s of acres round Better Cincinnati, together with Cincinnati Nature Middle, Oxbow, Inc., and the Fringe of Appalachia Protect System. And his work was acknowledged nationally by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Out of doors Writers Affiliation of America, and others.

The movie is obtainable free of charge at

A model of this text shall be printed within the September/October 2022 problem of BirdWatching.

Observe the movie’s Fb web page

A photographer’s information to blinds: Home windows on nature. By Steve Maslowski

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