Meet Bob

Jasper Doest

The Exhibition

Bob is a Caribbean flamingo, from the island of Curaçao. His life took a dramatic turn when he flew into a hotel window, leaving him severely concussed. He was cared for by Odette Doest, a local vet who also runs a wildlife rehabilitation centre and conservation charity – the Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben (FDOC).

Existing disabilities meant Bob couldn’t be released, but instead he became an ambassador for FDOC, which educates the local community about the importance of protecting the island’s wildlife.

The Photographer

Jasper Doest is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine who creates visual stories that explore the relationship between humankind and nature. His series of thought-provoking and award-winning portraits of Japanese snow monkeys elevated him to public prominence as a rising star of wildlife photography a decade ago. Far from resting on his laurels and devoting his energies to a subject for which he is now synonymous, the Dutch-based photographer is pursuing a more photojournalistic style, inspired by his emotional responses to man’s interaction with the environment.

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Seminars & Talks

The Auditorium is a dedicated space designed using the highest technical standards, for hosting Photographer and photography talks and Live Stage events. Entry to the Auditorium is free of charge with ticketing available.