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The first staff photographer of six in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s history was Elwin R. Sanborn who held the position in the early 1900’s. Those were the days of glass negatives and of large and heavy cameras. When extra light was needed to make Sanborn’s pictures, it came from an explosion of flash powder which was sometimes tricky to handle.

Our subject matter hasn’t changed over the years, but our gear certainly has. I shoot with a Nikon DSLR now—its all digital—no explosions necessary.

Source: Bridges, W. (1974). Gathering of Animals. New York: Harper & Row.

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