Internationally acclaimed photographers Paul Nicklen and Vincent Munier announce their upcoming collaborative exhibit at the Paul Nicklen Gallery, Whiteout: Visions from an Infinite Winter, a collection of scenes from the polar regions at the end of the earth.
In an era of perpetual uncertainty about our planet’s future, Nicklen and Munier offer their images as a reminder of the inseparable connection we have with the natural world. These visions carry us on a journey through the icy mists of Infinite Winter, accompanying Nicklen and Munier as they trek through the polar expanses to find their elusive subjects.
Paul Nicklen spent his childhood in an Inuit community on Baffin Island before working as a photographer for National Geographic, serving as an “interpreter and a translator” for scientists around the world. Since then, he has become one of the world’s most prominent photographers and, without a doubt, one of the most celebrated artists on social media. He serves as an essential liaison to the frozen landscapes of the polar regions and the icy depths of the water that lies beneath them. Nicklen’s sensitive and evocative imagery has garnered over 30 of the highest awards given to any photographer in his field, including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the prestigious World Press Photo for Photojournalism.
Vincent Munier, a French photographer and three-time recipient of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year ‘Erik Hosking Award’, was raised in the Vosges, in the East of France. He works in near solitude and silence, approaching his wild subjects in their own elements, drawing a touch of the animal’s life into his instantly iconic photography. His images are characterized by their rolling mists, their crisp serenity, and the unflinching connection that the animals make with the viewer. In 2016, Nikon Europe chose Munier as one of their Nikon Ambassadors.
These stunning photographs serve not only as a connection to the polar regions, but also a means to ensuring their safety and protection. A portion of the proceeds from all fine art print sales are donated to SeaLegacy, the nonprofit Nicklen co-founded with his partner, conservationist and photographer Cristina Mittermeier. SeaLegacy is a collaboration of acclaimed photographers, filmmakers, and media experts that 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. The Paul Nicklen Gallery, a new gallery in the heart of SoHo, hopes to create a space for the intersection of these beliefs with fine art, a truly unique and essential mission.
The public reveal of Whiteout: Visions from an Infinite Winter will debut November 4th from 10 am to 9 pm. This event will feature both Paul Nicklen and Vincent Munier, who will be available to answer questions about their work and who will participate in a Q&A at 5 pm.