Venue/Location: OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave., Phone: 503-797-4000
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 7:00 PM
OMSI Science Pub
Ocean Soul: Photographs by Brian Skerry
Presenter: Brian Skerry, National Geographic photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments
Admission: $5.00 suggested cover charge
21 and over, or minor with adult
An award-winning photojournalist specializing in marine subjects, Brian Skerry has logged more than 10,000 hours underwater. Traveling up to eight months each year, he visits warm tropical reefs, cool waters blooming with life, and beneath the polar ice. In celebrating the beauty of the sea’s natural moments, Skerry crafts images with an artist’s deft touch. Creatures from the sea floor fill the lens in an abstraction of shape and color. A fish appears for a close-up in a blur of motion and subtle hues.
Beyond their artistic value, these photographs also tell an important story. In his coverage for National Geographic and other publications, Skerry pursues subjects that increase awareness of the plight of the world’s oceans. Treading softly beside nesting endangered leatherbacks and crisscrossing the seas covering the global fish crisis, he seeks to make photography a powerful instrument for change.
Brian Skerry is an award-winning National Geographic photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. His work has been featured in countless other publications worldwide, including Smithsonian, BBC Wildlife, Esquire and Audubon. Skerry frequently lectures on photography and conservation issues at venues such as National Geographic Live, TED Talks, the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and the Royal Geographical Society in London. He is a regular guest on such programs as NBC’s “Today,” CBS’s “Sunday Morning” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.”