Landscape, Wildlife, People and Politics
Highlands Borough Arts Council (HBAC) is thrilled to welcome back award winning wildlife photographer and veteran adventure traveler Joan Bruno to the third annual FilmNITE program. In the first annual FilmNITE, Joan took us on an epic journey to the Antarctic; this year she takes us to other pole – to the Arctic.
A vast, isolated and challenging place to visit, those who seek to explore the Arctic region are privileged to see majestic wildlife and stunning landscapes, while gaining an insight into the lives of the Inuit people. We are privileged that Joan can share her experiences with us as part of the 2017 FilmNITE program.
Joan has explored many diverse areas of the Arctic including the Siberian Arctic, Franz Josef Land and Canada’s Hudson Bay region. Through a series of photographs and video clips and narrative, Joan will transport participants to the Artic to re-live her unique experiences visiting the narwhals, walking with polar bears, standing at the top of the world and exploring the Northeast and Northwest Passages. She will also share her interactions with local people and discuss how politics impacted her journey.
FilmNITE is co-sponsored by and usually hosted by Bahrs Landing Restaurant. This particular FilmNITE event will take place at the Highlands Robert D Wilson Community Center, 22 Snug Harbor Avenue on March 10th at 7:30 pm. Admission is FREE.
About the Photographer
Joan Bruno holds a doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology and has dedicated her professional career to working with severely speech-impaired children who rely on the use of technology to communicate. In her spare time, Joan pursues two passions - travel and photography. She has journeyed across the seven continents, visiting the Arctic on several occasions. She seeks out destinations where she can explore and experience unique cultures, remote environments and amazing wildlife. Photography provides her the challenge of capturing some of the incredible sights she see and to create images that spark a range of emotions in others. In addition to being a member of HBAC, Joan is also a member of the Guild of Creative Arts, Monmouth Arts, and Belmar Arts Council.
Highlands Borough Arts Council wishes to thank the following sponsors: Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Sol Computers, In the Garden, Rick’s Eco-Green & Clean, Gateway Press, and Lab Scientific.