Internationally acclaimed photographer, Paul Nicklen, is pleased to announce the opening of his first-ever fine art gallery, Paul Nicklen Gallery, on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, featuring a life’s work of iconic images from the ends of the earth.
The opening exhibition showcases the magnificence of nature in remote regions of the world that few get to experience first-hand. Growing up in an Inuit settlement on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, Paul is uniquely at home in breathtaking environments. Whether ice diving with leopard seals and penguins in Antarctica, tracking polar bears in Norway, or waiting patiently for months to encounter the Kermode “spirit bear” in British Columbia, Nicklen’s intimate and vivid images reflect a deep emotional connection with the animals he encounters that inhabit these isolated and endangered environments.
Like the great American landscape painters of the19th century who helped inspire the conservation movement and the creation of our National Park system, Nicklen’s work seeks to inspire empathy and greater understanding of the world’s interconnected ecosystems and raise awareness of the dramatic impacts global climate change is having on their decline.
“It's a lifelong dream to have a gallery of my own in a place where I can share my message of art, purpose, and adventure,” said Nicklen. “While the streets of SoHo are as far removed from the isolated land and seascapes I photograph, it’s here in New York, the world’s most dynamic global city, that I believe my images can have the greatest impact to raise awareness and inspire greater advocacy to protect these endangered environments.”
The Gallery is a unique blend of art and advocacy, enterprise and impact. A substantial portion of proceeds will go to SeaLegacy , the nonprofit Nicklen co-founded with his partner, conservationist and photographer, Cristina Mittermeier. A collaboration of acclaimed photographers, filmmakers, and media experts, SeaLegacy bridges the gap between scientific data and human emotion by telling stories with stunning imagery to spark global conversations and awaken the impulse in each of us to protect and heal our interconnected planet. Future exhibitions at the Paul Nicklen Gallery will feature other renowned and award-winning conservation artists who share Nicklen’s vision and SeaLegacy’s mission.