Mar 1 – May 28, 2022
Brian Skerry is a photojournalist and film producer specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Since 1998 he has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine covering stories on every continent and in nearly every ocean habitat. In 2014 he was named as a National Geographic Society Photography Fellow and then named a National Geographic Society Storytelling Fellow in 2017.
Brian’s work has also been featured in publications such as The NY Times, The Washington Post, Paris Match, Esquire, and Audubon. He is the author of 12 books including the acclaimed monographs Ocean Soul and SHARK. His latest book, Secrets of the Whales was released in April 2021 by National Geographic as part of a multiplatform project he created that also includes a cover story in National Geographic magazine and a 4-part documentary film series streaming on Disney + which won the 2021 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary.
Brian frequently lectures on ocean exploration, storytelling and conservation having presented at venues such as The United Nations General Assembly, The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, TED Talks, The Royal Geographical Society in London and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. He has had numerous solo photographer exhibits including Portraits of Planet Ocean, a two-year exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC and Ocean Soul at Visa pour l’image in Perpignan, France
This exhibit showcases a personally curated selection of stunning images that have been captured by Brian Skerry during his four-decade career as an underwater photographer and journalist. The images feature intimate and fleeting moments with rarely seen behaviors in the lives of marine animals and are the result of thousands of hours spent underwater in a range of ocean habitats. From coral reefs and mangroves to open ocean and polar seas, Brian captures the life force that exudes from these animals, showing their grace, beauty, and vulnerability. Featured in the exhibit are 8 species of sharks, 5 species of whales, bluefin tuna, manatees, seals and more. Brian’s hope is that you will come away from this exhibit with a renewed love and respect for the ocean and a sense of its fragility. As he has learned from a lifetime of ocean exploration, we are all connected to the sea and tied to her fate.