National Geographic Photographer Brian Skerry Reveals Undersea Life May 10–June 19, 2011
Join us at The G2 Gallery on Saturday, May 28 for the reception of Ocean Wild, a solo exhibit of photography by National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry. All proceeds from art sales will benefit Heal the Bay.
The images featured in Ocean Wild survey Skerry’s National Geographic output from 1999 to the present, including his documentation of the brilliant marine life around environmentally compromised areas in Japan and the Central Pacific Ocean’s Kingman Reef.
With his images, Skerry’s hope is that people will be inspired to save the ocean because as he states, “…it belongs to everyone. Regardless of where you live, the ocean is vital to your life and by taking ownership I believe people will begin to care and protect what they own and pass this stewardship on to future generations.”
Brian Skerry is a photojournalist specializing in underwater photography, working to reveal the ocean’s beauty while bringing attention to issues that endanger marine species and habitats. Brian fell in love with the ocean at a young age and received his diving certificate when he was 16 years old. In 1998, he became a contracted photographer for National Geographic Magazine and spends 8 months each year in the field traveling to some of the most extreme environments in the world. Photographing anywhere from tropical seas to icy waters, Brian Skerry has lived at the bottom of the ocean, spent months aboard fishing boats, and has commuted to work in anything from snowmobiles and helicopters to reach his subjects. In 2010, his hard work earned two of his images the title of top 40 Nature Photographs of all time.