“National Geographic Photo Ark” Outdoor Exhibit Opens at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Outdoor exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo features National Geographic Photographer and Fellow, Joel Sartore, spotlighting endangered species.

Online PR News – 21-May-2017 – Cincinnati, Ohio – National Geographic’s compelling book, Photo Ark, comes alive in the form of custom kiosks featuring stunning, grand photos of animals from around the world by acclaimed photographer and author Joel Sartore at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, running May 19 through August 20, 2017. Spotlighting endangered species, the 28, double-sided, 8 ft. tall, custom CNC-routed kiosks crafted by Mecca Design & Production, a custom exhibit fabrication company based in Dallas, hold awe-inspiring photos of the animals and share their story with those who come to the zoo. As one of three zoos nationwide featuring this inspiring exhibit, visitors will get to stand up close and personal with 56 of Sartore’s iconic images including a cheetah, koalas, a fig parrot, a brown-throated, sloth, a giant panda, a mandrill, a Brazilian porcupine, an African elephant, and many more. On May 31, Mr. Sartore will be a Barrows Conservation Lecture Series featured speaker at the Cincinnati Zoo.

National Geographic Fellow and long-time National Geographic Photographic contributor, Joel Sartore has documented animals and created two books with the mission of photographing as many species as possible, Photo Ark and children’s book, Animal Ark written by Kwame Alexander. Not only documenting animals around the world, Sartore’s goal includes raising awareness of endangered species and inspiring people, including Jane Goodall, quoted on the back cover of Photo Ark, to protect these animals.

According to Mecca Design’s Kenneth Mecca, “As a fan of Mr. Sartore's work for years, it was an added pleasure creating custom pieces and working on a grand scale for such an important and meaningful project.”

For 26 years Mecca has built a solid reputation as a fabricator of unique and unusual projects - often called upon to think outside the box. Our full-service, custom design and fabrication solutions range from sets, displays and kiosks to trade show exhibits; from prop fabrication to museum environments, from prototyping to multiples. Our artists work in wood, metal, plastic, fiberglass, fabric, as well as large-scale graphic printing. Mecca partners with designers and architects, other exhibit houses, advertising agencies, production studios and corporate-direct to create innovative, first-class exhibits and environments.

At Mecca we are never satisfied and always searching for new ways and solutions that build success for our clients. Our people are innovative, creative, forward-thinking, and responsive. Our clients inspire us to go to the next level - determined to exceed their expectations. The more unique the challenge, the more creative and imaginative our solution.
For further information, please contact Kenneth Mecca at 214-951-9051 or meccadesign2@gmail.com; @meccadesign.