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Apr 22

Photographer Paul Bannick – Keynote Address and Reception

Photographer Paul Bannick – Keynote Address and Reception

Presented by Salt Lake City Public Library at Salt Lake City Public Library Main Branch

Award-winning nature photographer Paul Bannick will discuss his latest book, “Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls.” After his talk, Paul will sign copies of his books.

This event is held in connection with an exhibit of 2022's Audubon Photography Award winners. The exhibit will be on display at the Main Library from April 20–May 10.


Paul Bannick is an award-winning author and photographer who captures images to inspire education and conservation.

Paul is both the author and photographer of two best-selling bird books, Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls (Braided River 2016) and The Owl and The Woodpecker, Encounters with North America’s Most Iconic Birds (Mountaineers Books 2008).  In 2020 he released two new books, Snowy Owl: A Visual Natural History and Great Gray Owl: A Visual Natural History.

Owl received the Gold Medal in the 2017 Independent Publisher Book

Paul’s photography won awards from several prestigious contests, including those hosted by Audubon Magazine and the International Conservation Photography Awards.

His work is featured in many bird guides, including those from Audubon, Peterson, and The Smithsonian and has been featured in a variety of publications including The New York Times, Audubon, Sunset, Nature’s Best Photography Magazine, and National Geographic online and in calendars.

His work has been the subject of many TV and Radio appearances including pieces on NBC Nightly News as well as PBS, NPR and regional stations.

An active public speaker, Paul presents dozens of multimedia owl and woodpecker programs at bird festivals, fundraisers, and conferences across the continent every year.

His work has been featured in several North American traveling exhibits and in a wildlife art exhibit in Taiwan.

Paul serves as the Director of Major Gifts for Conservation Northwest, a Seattle based non-profit dedicated to protecting, connecting, and restoring wildlands and wildlife from the coast of Washington to the Rockies of British Columbia.

“If your average picture is worth a thousand words, a Paul Bannick wildlife photograph is worth 20,000. Having worked with wildlife photographers for articles in Audubon, Smithsonian, Sierra, National Wildlife, and other magazines for 45 years, I have yet to encounter one who better captures the magic and beauty of the natural world. I was absolutely blown away by his two recent books — Snowy Owl and Great Gray Owl. No tame, game-farm birds in these spectacular collections or in any of Bannick’s work. He immerses himself in the wild and brings his viewers and readers along with him. Little wonder that he is a multiple award winner.”

— Ted Williams, award winning wildlife journalist and former Editor of Audubon Magazine

Individual Dates & Times *

  • April 22, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Sat)

Location Info

Salt Lake City Public Library Main Branch
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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