Brian Skerry

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Location Amphitheater

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National Geographic Photography Fellow

Brian Skerry is a photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments, covering such environments for National Geographic since 1998. In 2014 he was named a National Geographic Photography Fellow.

For National Geographic, Skerry has covered a wide range of stories, from the harp seal’s struggle to survive in frozen waters to the alarming decrease in the world’s fisheries. Other features have focused on subjects such as the planet’s last remaining pristine coral reefs, the plight of the right whale, sharks of the Bahamas, marine reserves, sea turtles and squid. Over the last 30 years, he has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater.

Recognition for his work includes awards from organizations and competitions such as Pictures Of The Year International, BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature’s Best, and Communication Arts. In 2010, National Geographic named one of Skerry’s images among their 50 Greatest Photographs Of All Time. 

Skerry, the creator of the New England Ocean Odyssey Project, is a founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), the Explorer-In-Residence and a member of the Board of Trustees for The New England Aquarium, a Marine Conservation Fellow with Conservation International, on the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund, on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and on the Board of Directors of the Sea To Shore Alliance.