Collaborative composite campaign with Asher Jay, creative conservationist and National Geographic Explorer
Shoot Em With a Camera – Not a Gun
To celebrate the Judge’s ruling to stop the grizzly hunt for 14 days, we are posting the completed Asher Jay creative collaborative art story for SEWAC. Asher Jay pieced together a composite campaign that shows the power of photograhers coming together to protect this iconic species. The silhouette image is now filled with Polaroids you see above by images you all sent to us, photos that portray the essence of the grizzly.
This has been a unique opportunity to come together as many, to tell a singular story that will help preserve Grizzlies in the wild. We know many who want to see this animal preserved for its intrinsic value, for being a living expression of earth’s biodiversity and beauty, and yet others who believe that culling a denning mother and baiting these majestic bears to their death is not an ethical or fair hunting practice. So we came together and made this our way of showing we care.
Photos of these Iconic and magnificent beings shall help this cause in yet more ways. Why? SEWAC is imploring participants worldwide to write to the Governor of the State of Wyoming, the Wyoming Office of Tourism, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, the Department of Interior and the State Senators and Representatives to stop this hunt. Letters to the editor of the Missoulian Press and Press in the Missoulian via your photo can also assist.
Go to shootemwithacamera.com/take-action for more information.
With great gratitude to ASHER JAY
and to each talented photographer who submitted these remarkable photos of our iconic grizzly!
Shoot’emWithACamera, NotAGun (SEWAC), is a campaign to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Grizzly Bears from being shot by trophy hunters commencing on September 1, 2018. SEWAC invited thousands of individuals worldwide to enter the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s online application process to apply for a Grizzly Bear Hunting License. The intent in securing the license, which was by lottery, was and is not to shoot the great bear with a rifle or bow but instead with a camera. We decided to collaborate with Creative Conservationist and National Geographic Explorer, Asher Jay on a campaign she created with a similar focus, to aim for their future, by choosing a camera not a rifle. Together, we want to empower those with cameras to speak up for photo tourism over trophy hunting. This little project gave us all the chance to use our ability to capture a good shot through our lens to tell a larger collaborative story with numerous other photographers.