Apgar Village, MT -The Montana House Regional Gift Shop in Apgar Village, inside Glacier National Park, will be the place from 4 to 7 pm on Saturday, August 22nd where world renown wildlife photographer Sumio Harada will talk about his experiences and showing his photography of the wild and beautiful Glacier National Park.
Sumio Harada was born in Japan and studied biology at the Tokyo University of Agriculture. His research on the behavior of the Japanese serow, a close relative of the mountain goat, led to his wildlife photography career. Between 1987 and 1989, he spent 18 months in the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the United States photographing mountain goats. These photographs earned him the Anima Award, given to a single distinguished wildlife photographer each year in Japan.
Returning to the Rocky Mountain with his wife Kumi and daughter several times, sometimes living in their van, he continued to photograph mountain goats. In 1994, they moved to the U.S. settling in West Glacier, near Glacier National Park. Sumio received his U.S. permanent resident status as an extraordinary photographer in 2005.
His images have been published in National Geographic, National Wildlife, Ranger Rick, Canadian Wildlife, GEO Lino and Montana Magazine and many other magazines and books all over the world.
In 2008 he published his book of photography, Mountain Goats of Glacier National Park, and in 2009 released his new DVD The Breaths of Glacier, which showcases the 4 seasons in Glacier National Park through 240 photographs and beautiful music.
The Glacier National Park Fund is pleased to partner with the Montana House to co-host this event. It is open to the public free of charge, but it is suggested to make reservations, as space is limited. Please call the Montana House at 406.888.5393 to get on the reservation list.
The Montana House Regional Craft Shop was established in 1960 by Hans and Toni Jungster at Apgar Village just inside Glacier National Park’s west entrance. Their daughter, Monica, continues to carry on their mission to celebrate and promote the creativity of Montana artists and craftsmen along with the rebirth of Native American artistry. Montana House has also been a long-time supporter of Glacier National Park. For further information call 406-888-5393 or go to www.montanahouse.info.
The Glacier National Park Fund is the non-profit fund raising partner for Glacier National Park. Their mission is to preserve and protect the beauty and heritage of the Park for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. For further information call 406-892-3250 or go to www.glaciernationalparkfund.org.