Join C4 Atelier host, Janet Kleyn as she chats to two legendary female photographers, Piper Mackay and Shannon Wild. These intrepid ladies are paving the way forward for women in the industry and inspiring wildlife photographers and filmmakers around the world. Not only are they pioneers as explorers into Africa but they have captured our imaginations with their beautiful imagery.
*Correction notice - At 57:00 minutes, Shannon Wild responds that she had in the past donated older cameras to Wildshots Outreach programme. Shannon advised that this was an unintentional mistake as her donation was actually to another charitable organisation. Shannon has requested we make this statement so as not to mislead or jeopardise Wild Shots Outreach's reputation with their own valuable sponsors.
Piper Mackay’s journey as an African wildlife and tribal photographer has taken her on adventures spanning the African continent. Driven to create compelling imagery and stories that make a difference, her work breaks expectations by moving away from the beaten path, immersed in the cultures and wild environments she is photographing. Piper’s photographs are licensed by Getty Images’ top collections and are featured in national publications such as; National Geographic Traveler, Outdoor Photographer and Nature Photographer. Her images have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC, The Museum of History and industry in Seattle Washington, The Art Wolfe gallery, The G2 Galley and are hanging in private collections around the world. She also leads safaris across the African Continent.
Shannon Wild, is an Australian-born award-winning wildlife photographer and cinematographer. She has also authored three books, gives frequent photographic workshops and is an ambassador for a number of conservation charities and foundations. Growing up in Queensland she tried to spent as much time in the wild as possible and has since been drawn to exploring wildlife destinations the world over. She is now based in South Africa with her husband. Working as an artistic director, Shannon developed her natural eye for detail and composition then moved on to her dream career as a professional photographer which she has now been doing for over 12 years.
Janet Kleyn manages the C4 photographic concession at Mashatu Game Reserve in the Northern Tuli block of Botswana. In this role Janet shares her expert advice, tuition and tips to help her clients take their photography to the next level. Before taking on her role at Mashatu Janet was one of only a handful of women conducting backpack walking trails in the Kruger National Park. For Janet “it’s about the experience of being in nature, as much as getting the photograph – and if you loving the experience you’re bound to reflect that in your photography”.
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