About the Book
"In “Staten Island,” Kike takes us on a visual journey to a seldom seen, remote island in Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America. On the surface, the book is a visual diary of the voyage of the first foreign-flagged ship, the National Geographic/Lindblad Explorer, to visit this area in years.
But this is more than a mere visual diary. In his rich, detailed black and white photography, Calvo reveals a world of mythic proportions –stunning forests, exotic birds, and towering peaks– a magical place that inspired Jules Verne to write the book The Lighthouse at the End of the World.
Any photograph can capture what a place looks like, but it takes an artist with Kike Calvo’s talent and enthusiasm (in the classic sense of the word!) to capture the spirit of this magical land in this portfolio of gorgeous photography."
Bob Krist, National Geographic Photographer.
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Fine Art Photography
Project Option: Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
# of Pages: 64
- Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781364649579
- Publish Date: Dec 07, 2015
- Language English
- Keywords Staten Island, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Ushuaia, Isla de los Estados, Patagonia, Kike Calvo, Bob Krist, National Geographic, Fine Art, Limited Edition, Collector's Edition, Jules Verne, The Lighthouse at the End of the World, Exploration, Stateneiland, Hendrik Brouwer, Luis Piedrabuena, Richard Hendry Dana Jr., Two Years Before the Mast, Isla Observatorio
Kike Calvo is an award-winning photographer, journalist, and author focused on culture and the environment. Kike has been on assignment in dozens of countries, working on stories as varied as belugas in the Arctic to traditional Hmong costumes in Laos. Kike's images have been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, among others. His images are represented by AP Images, Redux Pictures, and the National Geographic Image Collection. In 2018, Kike launched “The Adventures of Pili” project, with the mission to create books and other educational materials that will increase children’s awareness of global environmental issues and foster multi-lingual literacy. Partnering with local NGOs, and adding the support of companies and readers, to the date, 5,000 free bilingual books have been given to kids living in remote communities around the world.