Time to say goodbye …

I enjoyed my last two years working at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere very much. As I will be moving to South Africa soon, Amiee Stubbs will take over as the new official Nashville Zoo Photographer as of April 1, 2012.

With her experience working and teaching with me in the last year as assistant at the zoo, her outgoing personality, her degree in photography (she graduates early May from MTSU in Photography as Bachelor of Science) and the trust she earned from the zoo staff, Amiee is the ideal person to take over in both my roles as Official Zoo Photographer and as Photography Teacher at the zoo.

I will still teach all classes and lessons at the zoo until end of May, and Amiee will start teaching all photography programs at the zoo as of June 1, 2012.

I am also very happy to announce that Amiee will take over my gallery space at the downtown Nashville Arcade. She will reopen the Amiee Stubbs Photography Gallery at the First Saturday Gallery Crawl on June 2, 2012.

Thanks again to everyone at the Nashville Zoo. It is time to say goodbye …

… but I hope I will be back for visits!

For more information about Amiee go to http://www.amieestubbs.com

For the schedule and-or to book the Nashville zoo photography classes go to http://www.nashvillezoo.org/education/photography-classes

For more information about my move to South Africa go to https://christiansperka.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/a-dream-come-true/

7 Replies to “Time to say goodbye …”

  1. This is a very nice piece! That is a great picture of Amiee, too! Congratulations to both of you for obtaining your goals.

  2. Good luck on your new adventure. We will look forward to hearing from you in Africa. Shirley Johnson

  3. Christian,

    Good luck on the next phase of your life! I am glad I was able to experience your knowledge and skills in the captive photography class. Keep sharing your incredible images!

  4. Nice post, Christian, and your followers are looking forward to those wonderful images from Africa! Congrats to Aimee, too. I hope she likewise will start a post for the Nashville Zoo… as I always looked forward to those local shots (esp the new babies!) as well. Safe travels!

  5. Christian,
    You will be missed and I’ve loved your pictures so much. Look forward to seeing pictures from Africa. Safe travels and much luck in your new endeavor.
    Priscilla Craig

  6. I’m glad South Africa worked out for you, but you’ll be missed. Your work has had a great impact on the Nashville Zoo and me as well. Aimee has big shoes to fill, but I’m sure you have prepared her well.

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