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|California-based photographer Sheri Mandel has captured images of wildlife on seven continents. She began her art career as a sculptor, using her photographs of animals in their natural habitats as references for her sculptures. Her photographic images eventually became her primary mode of artistic expression.|
Sheri is currently employed as a photographer for the City of Los Angeles where she documents the activities of The City Council and Office of the Mayor.
When not working for the city or doing her art, Sheri spends much of her free time volunteering for various ecological and environmental causes including Roots & Shoots, Jane Goodall’s program for youth. Sheri had the good fortune of meeting Dr. Goodall at a lecture in California and subsequently visited with her at her home in Tanzania where she helped organize local Roots & Shoot clubs. Upon returning to the United States she helped launch the program in Los Angeles.
In addition to her work with Roots & Shoots, Sheri provides tours at the Los Angeles Zoo, focusing on animal status, biology, and behavior in the wild. In both her photographic and volunteer activities, Sheri’s primary intention is to help people understand and appreciate the natural world so that they will care enough to protect it.