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Girl in Water Photography
March 7, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series – Presentations begin at 11:00am
Jamie Kish, a photographer, artist and biologist, is the face behind Girl in Water Photography. Jamie moved to Oregon at 4yrs old from Pennsylvania, and became enamored with the Oregon Coast. She started in the marine biology field as a youth volunteer at the Oregon Coast Aquarium at 11, and 19 years later resurfaced from the marine biology/aquarium world.
She has worked for places such as training wild stingrays for Disney and cultivating jellies at the NY Aquarium. After some traumatic life events and a horrible job experience in Miami, she decided to close the door on being an aquarist, and decided to focus on her mental health which was long overdue and severely needed. Photography instantly became a source of self and nature therapy, that she suddenly required daily.
Two years later and on the brink of 34yrs, she is nearly always out in the tidepools or local forests, often heart to earth, laying down with her macro lens, practicing deep breathing techniques and talking with the intertidal locals, which she believes translates into my work. While marine biology was her brains work, this is her hearts work, and she has never felt more fulfilled.
Her goal is to bring the magic of the Oregon Coast that stole her heart at a young age to the world, in a sustainable, respectful, and empathetic way so as to create emotional connections to this gorgeous and precious area. Come and learn from Jamie how she creates a scientific and emotional connection to these lands and waters with her photography and understand how we can further protect and appreciate them, which is a win all around for all species of locals.
***Parking & seating limited. Please plan accordingly.
The event is free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at some trailheads and day use sites. For more in-formation on these events, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at 541-547-3289.