Thursday, August 18, 2011

Photographer George Desort seeks support for new project on Isle Royale

Night Sky, Isle Royale, by George Desort. Click on photo for larger version. (Photo © and courtesy George Desort. Reprinted with permission.)

ISLE ROYALE -- Photographer George Desort is seeking support for his new project, Fifty Lakes One Island, an exploration -- through photography and words -- of the inland lakes on Isle Royale.

Fifty Lakes One Island differs from the predictable flora and fauna nature documentary in its attempt to discover the power of time alone in the wild. Blending words with images, the film brings the viewer on a transcendental journey through the woods and waters of Isle Royale.

The project will only be funded if at least $10,000 is pledged by 3:04 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Kessler Crane has generously agreed to match each donation, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000, to ensure that Fifty Lakes One Island is successfully produced.

Isle Royale has become a second home for Desort since he joined the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Study in 2005 as a filmmaker and photographer. His film Fortunate Wilderness, the Wolf and Moose Study of Isle Royale was a finalist at the 2009 International Wildlife Film Festival.

Photographer George Desort, left, chats with Bill Fink after Desort's presentation on wildlife filmmaking and photography and demonstration of his camera equipment during the UPEC (Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition) "Celebrate the UP!" event last March in the Jutila Center in Hancock. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

Click here to see a video clip and learn how you can help support the project.

For more info about Fortunate Wilderness visit

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