PAULA SHARP & ROSS EATMAN
PAULA SHARP and ROSS EATMAN are photographers whose recent work focuses on conservation issues.
An exhibit of Sharp & Eatman's macro photography, titled Wild Bees, is currently on a national tour. Among other venues, Wild Bees has appeared at Connecticut's Bruce Museum, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden of California, the Capitol Building's Empire State Plaza in Albany, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the International Museum of Art and Science. Wild Bees is on now display at the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum.
Wild Bees was the result of a three-year project Sharp & Eatman undertook, tracking, identifying and photographing more than 120 bee species for the New York State Park system. Funded in part by the New York Environmental Protection Fund, the project culminated in an opening exhibit of Sharp & Eatman’s bee photographs, held at the Rockefeller Gallery of New York’s Rockefeller State Park Preserve.
In 2018, Sharp and Eatman commenced a new project documenting native bees at the National Butterfly Center, located near the Mexican border in Mission, Texas. Sharp's latest book, Native Bees of the Texas Rio Grande Valley, is forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press in 2022.
Copyright © 2022 Paula Sharp
& Ross Eatman. All rights reserved.
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Augochlora green bee entering bellflower
Compact Anthophorula bee on twisted rib cactus blossom
Cellophane bee peering from nest
Tyler's Agapostemon bee inside wild olive blossom
The rare Texas Mesoxaea bee
Scape moth on strawflower
Monarch in field of purple and gold
Sweat bee amid chamomile flowers
Parallel leafcutter bee on blanketflower
Soldier beetle surveying a tree peony
June beetle and ant on milkweed
Aztec sweat bee in a snowstorm of prickly pear cactus pollen
Thistle mason bee descending a thistle flower
Killer bee hive, Mission, Texas
Squash bee bathing in yellow light of squash flower