All lenses will be turned towards Steve Winter and his ‘Big Cats’

Siena Awards is set to return from October 23rd with 'Big Cats', an inspiring solo exhibition featuring the work of renowned American photojournalist Steve Winter. This will be his first time as a guest in Italy.

'Big Cats' will showcase powerful and moving images from the world's top wildlife National Geographic photographer to raise awareness of the plight of these critically endangered animals.

From the mountaintops of the Himalayas, through India's jungles and grasslands, back to the Rockies of the American West and down to South America's Amazonian rivers, Steve Winter's amazing "Big Cats" photos reveal some of the world's most elusive wild cats in their natural habitat.

"I am trying to find images that people haven't seen before, which give them a reason to care not only about these animals but about the ecosystems in which they live and then transfer it back to their own lives."
- Steve Winter-

Steve started taking photos as a child while growing up in rural Indiana. After graduating from the Academy of Art and the University of San Francisco, Winter signed on as a photojournalist for Black Star Photo Agency. Since then, he has produced stories for GEO, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Natural History, Audubon, BusinessWeek, Scientific American, and Stern, among other publications. He became a National Geographic photojournalist in 1991 and since then, he has covered many subjects for the magazine. In November 2013, National Geographic published his photography book "Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Cat", co-sponsored by Panthera, the world's leader in Big Cat Conservation.

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