Photographic Book Spotlights Illinois Rarest Wildlife

Carol Freeman has just published the book Endangered Beauty featuring her photographs of Illinois wildlife species. 

Freeman set out in 2003 to photograph all of the 483 threatened and endangered species that were listed in the state at the time. The project continues to be what Freeman calls “the ultimate labor of love,” as she creates visuals she hopes will inspire viewers to care, protect and preserve Illinois’ most vulnerable plants and animals. “I love all the experiences and adventures and the stories people tell me of caring for the land in our state,” said Freeman. “I didn’t go to the zoo to photograph these species. For the most part, I went to their natural habitats to photograph them, and often scientists accompanied me to help me and them. I could not have done this project without the help of all those who are working to save these species from extinction.” The book includes over 200 photographs that showcase the diversity of wildlife often overlooked in the state, including watch list species and success stories.

Book Launch Open House
Friday, Saturday & Sunday November 8,9,10
Noon to 4pm at her studio in Glenview, Illinois.
Email for the address.

Endangered Beauty Exhibit
November 14, 2019 – January 14, 2020
Glenview Library
Gallery Walk and Book signing: December 3, 6:30 pm