The Nature of Hope: 90 Prints in Honor of Jane Goodall

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and the nonprofit Vital Impacts announced a new collaboration, The Nature of Hope: 90 Prints in Honor of Jane Goodall, which celebrates 90 women photographers who are breaking new ground in their field, inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, and in celebration of her 90th birthday on April 3rd, 2024.

Starting on April 1st, Vital Impacts, a women-led nonprofit that uses powerful visual storytelling to support conservation, will host a 90-day fine-art photography sale exclusively featuring the work of female photographers who are inspired by Jane. Proceeds for the sale will directly benefit the Jane Goodall Institute’s global chapter, which furthers Dr. Jane Goodall’s vision of science-based, community-led conservation and youth empowerment.

As part of the “The Nature of Hope: 90 Years of Jane Goodall’s Impact” campaign, JGI and Vital Impacts are collaborating with Jane Goodall and 90 influential female photographers from across the globe to feature breathtaking art that reimagines our relationships to the natural world. Among the many celebrated artists are Tamara Dean, Beth Moon, and National Geographic’s Beverly Joubert, Cristina Mittermeier, Jodi Cobb, Krystle Wright and myself.

As we celebrate the extraordinary life and legacy of Jane Goodall, we not only honor her groundbreaking work in ethology but also recognize her pivotal role in inspiring women around the world. Jane Goodall did more than just redefine our understanding of the relationship between humans and animals; she shattered barriers and opened doors for women everywhere.

Jane Goodall’s courage, resilience, and unwavering sense of hope continue to inspire us to defy expectations, hold steadfast to our beliefs, and to strive to build a better world for people and animals.

As a nod to the conservation icon’s milestone birthday, Vital Impacts will highlight the work of one of the sales’ exceptional photographers on each day of the 90-day campaign that launches on April 1, 2024. The sale will launch with thirty images, and each week we will make ten additional images available.

Additionally, Dr. Goodall will be offering exclusive, signed self-portraits that she created while working in Gombe National Park as a young conservationist, as well as hand-signed photographs of her beloved F-family of chimpanzees.

The breadth and talent of the photographers featured is a testament to the vast impact Dr. Jane Goodall made in the field of conservation. At the age of 26, she created groundbreaking research of wild chimpanzees and became a global icon, charting a roadmap for advocating for the planet and inspiring others to do the same. Through “Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots,” JGI’s international youth program, she empowers young people of all ages in more than 65 countries to create positive change in their communities.

Through her pursuit of knowledge and her unwavering dedication to understanding the natural world, Dr. Jane Goodall’s dedication to unraveling the mysteries of the natural world not only challenged the prevailing norms but shattered the confines of what society believed women could accomplish. Her pioneering spirit not only opened doors for us to delve into the wonders of nature but also inspired advocacy for its preservation.

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