Wilton photographer to be featured at Beaver Brook Fall Festival

HOLLIS – The Beaver Brook Association invites the public to its 36th annual Fall Festival & Nature Art Show. Artwork by dozens of regional artists will be on display at Maple Hill Farm, and the featured artist is Zachary Zahn.

Zahn lives in Wilton, but has lived and photographed in a number of locations around the world. Born into a family of avid travelers, he became captivated by the adventures found beyond one’s comfort zone and found photography as a means to share his perspectives. His academic pursuits at college in political science and cultural anthropology supported further explorations, taking him to Europe, Africa, China, India and Nepal.

Zahn is employed in the travel industry designing tour itineraries, which has also allowed him opportunities to fuel his thirst for travel.

The inspiration to photograph comes from his desire to display the world’s beauty, diversity, mystery and injustices in hopes that his work might inspire others to protect our home, to travel outside their comfort zone, to respect nature, and in so doing, guarantee our future.

A percentage of the proceeds from Zahn’s artwork goes toward a critical conservation effort: While traveling through Africa, he observed firsthand the battle against poachers and has since committed to donating a percentage of his sales to the International Anti-Poaching Foundation.

This is just one example of Zahn’s work that will be on display at the festival, to be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 24-25 at Maple Hill Farm, 117 Ridge Road. Free admission.

Submissions of artwork will be accepted Sept. 16-19. (Visit the website for drop off times.)

For more information, call 465-7787 or visit www.beaverbrook.org.

Submitted by Beaver Brook Association.