Pollinator Photography by Will Peterman

Thursday, May 31 - Sunday, June 24

1600 E Madison

This year, our celebration of Pollinator Week will feature an exhibit of the work of wild-pollinator photographer, Will Peterman. A writer and biologist, Will has been up and down the West Coast looking for America's wild bees, and trying to figure out how to take a bee's eye view of the world. Look for a series of his buzz-worthy photos in our stairwell starting in June!

Artist's Statement:

I’ve spent the past twenty years working with bees.  As a writer, photographer, and biologist, I have been up and down the West Coast looking for America’s wild bees, and trying to figure out how to take a bee’s eye view of the world – both figuratively and literally.

Over the years, I’ve learned some interesting things about the differences between a bee’s vision and our own, and I’ve learned to use those differences to bring a touch of fantasia to my work.  This project brings my journey full circle: when you look at these photographs, you are seeing our native bees and the flowers they live on with some trace of their reflections in a few extra eyes.

I hope to bring some attention to the beauty and diversity of our wild, native bees and other pollinators.

Bees need dirt!

Check out our special Pollinator Week screening of the intriguing film The Guardians.

Keywords: Pollinator Week, Bees