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[18 May 2017 | 2 Comments | ]
Wild Light Exhibit at the National Center for Nature Photography.

The National Center for Nature Photography will host Rick Lieder’s “Wild Light,” 90-plus images of the diverse beauty of Midwest animals and nature, including his filmmaking for PBS NOVA's "Creatures of Light", produced by National Geographic.

With minimal equipment and boundless vision and patience, Lieder shoots active portraits of finches and fireflies, fawns and swans, revealing the world of the creatures that live all around us, in our parks, ponds and backyards.The exhibit includes some of Lieder’s never before seen video, and more than a dozen paintings and illustrations.

Lieder’s work is featured in a series of stunning picture books—STEP GENTLY OUT, SWEEP UP THE SUN, AMONG A THOUSAND FIREFLIES, and the just-released WAKE UP!—with his co-author Helen Frost. He is working on a new book exploring the lives of Sandhill cranes. Signed copies of the books will be available during BugFest, Saturday, August 19th, and Lieder will offer several workshops/presentations during the course of the exhibit, which runs through the end of August.

Come enjoy the beauty of “Wild Light” at the National Center for Nature Photography, with an opening Friday, June 9 from 5-8 pm. The exhibit is free to all, and the Center is located at Secor Metropark, at 10001 West Central Ave (US-20), outside Toledo in Berkey, OH, just 5 minutes West of US-23, and less than an hour from Ann Arbor.

Secor Metropark map

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[3 May 2017 | 2 Comments | ]
Thursday, May 4th from 4 to 5pm, we'll be signing our books,
including our latest, WAKE UP!, at Kids Ink Bookstore in Indianapolis.

I'll be giving a drawing away with every book.
More info

Wake-Up Cover

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[6 Apr 2017 | 2 Comments | ]
WAKE UP! book signing:

Saturday, April 8th, 2017, 1-4pm.
Book Beat: Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237
20% of all purchases go to the Sierra Club.


Wake-Up Book Cover

Some of the drawings I'll be giving away at my book signing for WAKE UP!

Signing-Drawings

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[21 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
The world is wide awake — are you?

Here's the trailer for my next book with Helen Frost, Wake Up!

From a starred review in KIRKUS:
Lieder again demonstrates that he is not only a master of catching light where it falls,
but capturing intimate moments only the most patient of observers would notice.
His latest jaw-dropping images reveal with preternatural acumen details subtle
as the shadow of a praying mantis on a peony petal, feathers lining a tree swallow's nest,
and the tiniest of "newly hatched" cellar spiders dancing on a blade of grass, as Frost notes
"New life is everywhere — / open your eyes."


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[14 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]
Really happy to see my newest book with Helen Frost (WAKE UP! - March 2017)
here in Candlewick’s 25th anniversary catalog - what a lot of great work,
Judy Moody and Maisie & so many others.
Proud to be included in this history!
WAKE UP! Book Publication

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[11 Apr 2016 | 2 Comments | ]
Winter's last stand, a Spring snowstorm scatters crystals.
The Last Snowflake

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[1 Apr 2016 | One Comment | ]
I wrote a short essay for the Spring issue of Faerie Magazine
about my book AMONG A THOUSAND FIREFLIES.
No other living creature captures the magic of faeries like fireflies.
A beautiful magazine, pick up a copy and let me know what you think.

Faerie Magazine

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[3 Mar 2016 | One Comment | ]
Save the date!
AMONG A THOUSAND FIREFLIES book signing:
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1-4pm.
Book Beat: Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237
20% of all purchases go to the Sierra Club.
AMONG A THOUSAND FIREFLIES book cover

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[29 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
My wildlife filmmaking will appear in the PBS NOVA documentary "Creatures of Light",
produced by National Geographic Television,
on February 3, 2016 at 9 pm on PBS.
"On a summer’s night, there’s nothing more magic than watching
the soft glow of fireflies switching on and off. Few other life forms
on land can light up the night, but in the dark depths of the oceans,
it’s a different story..."

PBS NOVA documentary Creatures of Light Firefly Firefly | Lampyridae | Photinus pyralis

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[13 Jan 2016 | 2 Comments | ]
Our first review, a starred review from KIRKUS REVIEW for AMONG A THOUSAND FIREFLIES!
"In Frost and Lieder’s third exploration of tiny creatures taken for
granted in the natural world, they top themselves, lyrically centering
on a firefly’s search for a mate.
Again, Frost’s spare poem weds seamlessly with Lieder’s transfixing photography..."

AMONG A THOUSAND FIREFLIES