Dr. Klaus M. Stiefel is a visiting professor at the University of the Philippines studying the symbiotic relationship between gobies (small marine fishes) and shrimp in the burrows they share. With Gera Guinto, a talented artist from the Philippines, they plan to share the story of these amazing animals through a variety of mediums.
This is a new way to explain this symbiosis, which will reach a younger audience. The multi-pronged approach (photographs, videos, graphic novel, text) will keep the audience engaged past the initial click. Ms. Guinto’s cartoons, and my images, videos & explanatory text will all be hosted on my webpage, www.pacificklaus.com. Also, Ms. Guinto regularly exhibits her work in the Philippines, and this project will be featured during her next exhibitions. A social media campaign will draw more attention to the project.