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Mushroom Enthusiasts to Host Renowned Photographer


[Release date]2018-11-29
[Core hints]Photographer and adventurer Taylor Lockwood comes to Little Rock on what he is billing as his final tour on Friday, Nov.
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 Photographer and adventurer Taylor Lockwood comes to Little Rock on what he is billing as his “final tour’ on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. with a show covering highlights of his 34-year career photographing some of the most beautiful and elusive mushrooms in the world.  The event takes place at Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock at 1818 Reservoir Road.
 
The event is sponsored by the Arkansas Mycological Society and is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, email timjones.ark@gmail.com.
 
Lockwood will share many new photographs and video shot since the last tour in 2014, as well as new animations of bioluminescent and other beautiful mushrooms.
 
Lockwood’s portfolio has been built through decades of extensive travel both domestically and abroad. The past year has taken Lockwood to Borneo and Costa Rica. He has photographed his travels -and the other-worldly fungi he found there- on every continent except Antarctica.
 
He is the author of two books, Treasures from the Kingdom of Fungi, 2001, and Chasing the Rain, 2007, and several video programs including two popular educational mushroom DVDs: The Mushroom Identification Trilogy and The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly.
 
His photos have been published by National Geographic Magazine, National Wildlife Federation Magazine, Scholastic, Scientific American, New York Times, Washington Post, Mother Earth News, and many more. Of particular note is the inclusion a photo entitled Bioluminescent Life on a postage stamp currently available via the U.S. Postal Service.
 
Lockwood’s education includes College of Architecture, University of Washington; College of Art, University of Washington; and Biological Sciences, Humboldt State University. He has been a member of the North American Mycological Association since 1985 and the Mycological Society of San Francisco since 1986.
 
He has made presentations at Riks Museum, Stockholm; American Museum of Natural History, NY; Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh; University of Benin, Nigeria; University of Western Australia, Perth; Silpakorn University, Bangkok; Farlow Library, Harvard; Field Museum, Chicago; and hundreds of other venues and institutions worldwide.
 
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