C.C. Lockwood book reception tonight

Visit with C.C. Lockwood about his new book, Louisiana Wild

Nature lovers unite! Anyone familiar with the arts and landscapes of Louisiana will have heard the name of C.C. Lockwood, a recipient of the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Outstanding Conservation Photography and famed photographer of the natural wonders of the state for more than 40 years. Now, with the help of The Backpacker, you have a chance to meet the photographer and see his new book.

Sip wine, nibble on hors d’oeuvres, and get autographs during a visit with C.C. Lockwood tonight, Sept. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Backpacker on Jefferson Highway. At the event, learn all about the making of Lockwood’s newest photography book, Louisiana Wild: The Protected and Restored Lands of the Nature Conservancy.

To capture the breathtaking photos bringing to life some of the most diverse ecosystems in North America, Lockwood spent more than a year hiking, camping, and paddling through more than 60 properties managed by the Nature Conservancy. Filled with 220 colorful images, the book is a tribute to efforts to protect and maintain more than 285,000 acres of Louisiana’s natural heritage.

Read more about Lockwood’s new book in this article from inRegister‘s September issue.