Television personality and photographer Art Wolfe will showcase his most iconic images at The G2 Gallery in Venice Saturday, June 26th.

The opening reception and book signing is from 6:30-9 p.m.

Wolfe, a conservation photographer with a fine arts background, is exhibiting a retrospective of his 30-year career.

The show benefits the Natural Resources Defense Council and the gallery will donate all proceeds from the sale of Wolfe’s photography to the organization for their efforts to protect the ecologically diverse Louisiana shoreline in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.

“The people of the world need to know what they have to lose,” Wolfe says. “This is an opportunity to contribute to building awareness of the wild world to help create a consensus for preservation.”

The exhibit is featured in three rooms of the gallery. The main space has work from his series Rhythms from the Wild. By capturing animals in motion, the Rhythms series is an artistic interpretation “of the ‘essence’ of a creature, recording on film the intangibles of instinct and the will to survive,” says a gallery spokesperson.

The second room has Wolfe’s photography collection and limited edition prints.

The final room showcases images taken on location for the filming of the PBS series “Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge.” For the series, the photographer traveled to locations facing environmental challenges, met with conservationists and encountered the people, flora and fauna of each location.

The G2 Gallery is at 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. RSVP is necessary for the opening reception. Two hundred signed books will be given away.

Information, (310) 452-2842 or events@theg2gallery.com/.

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