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Lecture Information:

Michele has spoken widely about the project and is available for future speaking engagements. Based on her Headhunt Revisited project work, she was invited to be a founding member of the exclusive International League of Conservation Photographers, which provides a platform for raising awareness of worldwide conservation issues through photography.









It was the first time a full lecture and event was held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The entire program was well received by the audience including many business people, U.S. Ambassador, Walter North and his wife, Judy. Public Affairs Officer, Ed Soltow was also present to help with some of the coordination and is providing some wonderful suggestions for grant applications. To make the event even more exciting, a reconnection with Siaka Heni, Leontine Taita Veata and Catherine Idau Taravatu was clearly emotional. For a grand finale, Jeffry Feeger produced a painting "live" for the audience. Rae Smart, Co-Producer, Australia, was instrumental in making this event a success.


Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

New venues are currently being identified.  Announcements coming.

Published Articles:
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Origin Magazine - June/July, 2015.

Washington Filmmaker Discovers Past Treasures - Media Inc., 29th April, 2014

Headhunt Revisited, Art That Spans Oceans and Decades - Huffington Post, 23rd April, 2014

Seattle filmmaker working to share work of artist & adventurer Caroline Mytinger - Examiner Arts and Entertainment, 23rd April, 2014

"Headhunt Revisited" retraces the Melanesian journey of a 1920's portrait painter - Radio Australia, 17th April, 2014

Headhunt Revisited: Expressions of an Explorer - Bare Essentials, 15th April, 2014

Headhunt Revisited - National Geographic Newswatch, 6th April, 2014

Art connects cultures across oceans and decades in Michele Westmorland’s Kickstarter campaign - Lowepro, 8th April, 2014

Intrepid Voyages: Retracing a pioneering journey from the 1920s into the heart of Melanesia - Asian Geographic, April 2007

Reconnecting With the Past - PhotoMedia Magazine, Spring 2007

Headhunt Revisited, The Living Faces of Melanesia, The Explorers Journal, Fall 2006

A Gibson Girl in New Guinea - Smithsonian Magazine, April 2006 Story by Tessa deCarlo

Photographers Find Inspiration in Papua New Guinea - Seattle Times, Sunday 24th July, 2005

Retracing an Artist's Journey to New Guinea - Seattle Times, Sunday 17th April, 2005

The adventurous artistic path of a forgotten Monterey artist will be recreated this year – Monterey County Weekly, Thursday 13th January, 2005

Supermodel on the PNG trail - Papua New Guinea Post Courier, Weekend Edition Fri-Sun Dec. 10th-12th, 2004


Past Speaking Engagements:

November 6, 2014
Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida as part of BLUE Ocean Film Festival

November 2, 2014
Private lecture hosted by Gloria Snead

November 1, 2014
Texas Chapter of the Explorers Club

July 20, 2014
Aspen Disruption Summit, Aspen, Colorado. Michele spoke about the Headhunt Revisited documentary and the important role crowdfunding has played.

June 18, 2013
Art Stret Gallery, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Lecture at the opening reception of a preview of the "One World, Two Visions" exhibition.

January 12, 2013
Presentation to the Society of Woman Geographers, Berkley, CA.  Hosted by Anita Pearson and Carla Dole.

November 10, 2012
The Explorers Club, New York.  Sea Stories event.  Michele gave a presentation on titled “Melanesia – Islands of Diversity”  This lecture was to enlighten the audience on the connection between the natural environment and the culture of Melanesia.

November 1, 2012
The Bowers Museum.  An event celebrating the vibrant culture of Papua New Guinea.  Michele utilized her imagery and knowledge of the culture in a visually vibrant presentation.

September, 2012
The BLUE Ocean Film Festival.  Michele gave a presentation on the connection of the marine environment to the people of Melanesia.

March 29, 2011
Michele gave a full presentation of Headhunt Revisited at the San Diego Chapter of the Explorers Club

March 11, 2011
Michele was a Keynote Speakers at this year's North American Nature Photographer's Association Annual Summit in McAllen, Texas

March 4, 2011
Michele gave a presentation at "BLUE On Tour" at Auburn University

September 9, 2010
Michele gave a presentation on the project to a full house at the Adventurer's Club in Los Angeles

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Private reception, Santa Fe, NM

Sunday, February 15, 2009
Pacific Northwest Chapter, The Explorers Club, Seattle, WA

April-May, 2008
Zegrahm Expeditions, Faces of Melanesia 
The Clipper Odyssey

Thursday, May 4, 2006
National Arts Club, New York, NY

Monday, May 1, 2006
The Explorers Club, New York, NY

Thursday, March 30, 2006
Photography Mentors series, Mountaineers Club, Seattle, WA

Saturday, November 5, 2005
Society of Woman Geographers, Washington, D.C.

Monday, October 3, 2005
8th World Wilderness Congress, Anchorage, Alaska. "Images with Passion and Purpose."