摄影师：美国 米歇尔·韦斯特莫兰（Michele Westmorland）
展览名称：美拉尼西亚——美不胜收 Melanesia – Islands of Diversity
Michele is a freelance photographer with a variety of photographic skills. Westmorland Images, LLC operates from her home inRedmond, Washington. Michele has created a vast library of imagery from around the world. Her commercial work is a large part of her portfolio and covers beautiful travel locations, resort properties and lifestyle. Michele is also a passionate conservation photographer and is proud to be a founding member of International League of Conservation Photographers. She has gained international recognition with her underwater and cultural photography.
Michele is also a Fellow National of the prestigious Explorers Club, a member of the Society of Woman Geographers, Wings WorldQuest, ASMP and NANPA. She was recently inducted into the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame. Her imagery is widely published internationally. Her book “Ocean Duets” was published in 2006 and is focused on the beauty of the underwater world. A documentary film and book project, Headhunt Revisited, is currently in post-production.
There is only one place in the world that has diversity so rich that it has drawn Michele Westmorland back 28 times. This area is known as Melanesia. The geographic territory is comprised of stunning tropical islands, such as Papua New Guinea, and provides a fascination that Michele cannot resist. Michele returns time and time again with camera in hand, and finds not only the marine life a visual treasure trove but the culture as well. The connection to land and sea, and all its inhabitants, is unmistakable. Michele’s illustrates her concern for the future of a healthy marine environment and the preservation of a proud and beautiful culture through her exhibition, Melanesia – Islands of Diversity.