Paul Nicklen Gallery Announces “The Water’s Edge”
Timed to coincide with the U.N. Ocean Conference and World Oceans Day, the exhibit showcases stunning photographs of sublime but fragile coastlines and ecosystems by Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier.
Proceeds to benefit their nonprofit, SeaLegacy.
New York, May 25, 2017 – Paul Nicklen Gallery announces its second exhibit – The Water’s Edge – a visual conversation between Paul Nicklen and his partner in life, love, photography, and conservation, Cristina Mittermeier. The internationally acclaimed photographers co-founded the nonprofit SeaLegacy together to capture extraordinary images of the most endangered places on earth and catalyze action around climate change and ocean conservation.
“The thread of my 20-year story of making photographs has always led me to the water's edge – the place where the land, and humans, meet the ocean,” said Mittermeier. “That is where I go to find inspiration. I want to communicate in an emotional way that humanity is inexorably tied to the fate of nature, much as land is inseparable from water.”
The exhibit will act as a visual interplay, showcasing stunning photographs by Nicklen and Mittermeier that document the sublime but fragile coastlines and endangered ecosystems they’ve experienced together from the icy waters of the Arctic to the beaches of Papua New Guinea. “The Water’s Edge” will also weave in a more human perspective. As a woman, a storyteller, and a mother, Mittermeier is often granted intimate access into the day-to-day lives and sacred ecology of indigenous communities. Her direct and compelling images evoke the joy and innocence of a child, the wisdom and compassion of an elder, and the inspirational “enoughness” of indigenous cultures in a resource-depleting world.
“Cristina is a powerhouse and has elevated my work in countless ways.” said Nicklen. “She founded the International League of Conservation Photographers and compelled many of us to think bigger and consider ways in which our work might further the fight to protect the planet.”
The exhibit is timed to coincide with The Oceans Conference (at the United Nations from June 5-9) and World Oceans Day (worldwide on June 8), two international events that celebrate our personal connection to the oceans and its teeming life, while inspiring us all to take immediate actions to reverse their universal decline.
About Cristina Mittermeier
As a National Geographic Photographer, co-founder and president SeaLegacy, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, and the editor of 24 books on conservation issues, Cristina dedicates her life to creating images that help us understand the urgent need to protect wild places. Originally trained as a marine biologist, she has worked in more than 100 countries on every continent in the world. Cristina is also the Founder
and former President of the International League of Conservation Photographers and was recently recognized as one of the World’s top 40 Most Influential Outdoor Photographers by Outdoor Magazine.
About Paul Nicklen Gallery and SeaLegacy
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 and Mittermeier co-founded together. 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.
Public Opening | Saturday June 10, 2017 Book signing: 3:00-5:00 PM Presentation: 5:00 PM