For Immediate Release:
Paul Nicklen & Cristina Mittermeier for Sea Legacy
ON VIEW January 18, 2017 – February 18, 2017
Miller Gallery is excited to announce its first exhibition of the 2017 season, Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier for Sea Legacy. The largest collection of photographic images from the internationally acclaimed photographers will be on view and available at Miller Gallery, in Cincinnati, from January 18th through February 18th. An opening reception will take place on January 18th from 6pm to 8pm. Both photographers will be in attendance to speak about their work and the foundation that it benefits, Sea Legacy.
This collection of medium to large format photographs features some of the same prints displayed at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco at a Sea Legacy launch in 2014, hosted by Prince Albert II of Monaco. This show exhibits nature in its most magnificent forms in remote regions of the world that few get to experience first-hand. Images of polar bears in Norway, narwhals at Baffin Island, spirit bears from Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest and indigenous people blend art with science to inspire people into conservation action and make up only a few of the images on display.
In addition to being one of the world’s most acclaimed nature photographers, Paul is a popular speaker, author, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine. During the opening reception, Paul will be giving an educational talk at the gallery to educate about the concerns behind the subject matter in his photos.
“Art has always been a way to inform society about what is culturally significant,” says Paul Nicklen. “We hope that after experiencing this exhibit, people will be inspired enough to take action when it comes to protecting our oceans.”
This exhibition also includes prints from Cristina Mittermeier, a Mexican-born marine biologist and photographer who specializes in conservation issues surrounding the ocean and indigenous cultures. As a writer and a photographer for the past 25 years, her work centers on the delicate balance between human well-being and healthy ecosystems. The idea that people and nature are not isolated from each other, but are inexorably connected, lies at the heart of her work.
“Conservation is a puzzle, where many pieces have to fit together to make things work,” says Mittermeier. “The choice of being a photographer is to become a piece of the puzzle, and that of course is the visual communications. In the absence of that, for me, photography means nothing.”
Sea Legacy is a non-profit collaboration of acclaimed photographers, film-makers and media experts that bridge a gap between scientific data and human emotion by telling stories with stunning imagery to ignite a global conversation.
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