ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS
PAULA SHARP is a photojournalist and writer. She is the author of the bestseller Crows over a Wheatfield and four other novels, and she has traveled throughout the United States and Brazil, photographing and documenting life here and in the Amazon. She is currently at work on a book about native bees of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, to be published by Texas A&M University Press in 2022.
ROSS EATMAN has been a nature photographer for twenty years. He is a co-founder of Sharp-Eatman Nature Photography, a society dedicated to documenting conservation issues.
An exhibit of Sharp & Eatman's photographs of wild bees is currently on a national tour. After appearing at Connecticut's Bruce Museum of Art and Science, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden of California, and the Irving Arts Center of Dallas, the exhibit was featured at the Houston Museum of Natural Science from May 24 - November 15, 2019. The exhibit thereafter traveled
to the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, Texas, where Wild Bees remained on display from May 23 - October 18, 2020. From June through September, 2021, the exhibit will appear at South Carolina's Brookgreen Gardens.
For further information on exhibits, please visit our Exhibits Page.
WILD BEE PROJECTS
From 2015 - 2018, photographers Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman undertook a project documenting native bee species for New York's Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Sponsored by the New York State Environmental Protection fund, this project culminated in the highly-regarded nature website, Wild Bees of New York, which documents more than 120 species of native bees.
In September, 2018, Sharp and Eatman commenced a new project, documenting the extraordinary diversity of wild bee species at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas. This website chronicles the ongoing NBC project.
If you would like to contact the photographers, please use our Contact Page. For further information on other projects by Ross Eatman and Paula Sharp, click on the links below.