Ocean Soul

  • Date
    February 12, 2013
  • Time 7:00 p.m.
  • Location Stockholm
  • Price Series tickets begin at SEK 1066.50 Single-event tickets begin at SEK 395

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Loggerhead turtle
A loggerhead turtle off the coast of Belize

Photograph by Brian Skerry

Photo: Brian Skerry

Copyright: Mauricio Handler

See a gallery of photos by Brian Skerry

“To make great pictures, a photographer must observe and truly see…Over time I learned that the real value is in being patient, slowing down and watching the world around me.”—Brian Skerry

Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths, and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the year, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters, and has even lived at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects.

In 2011, National Geographic Books published Ocean Soul, a landmark retrospective of Skerry’s photographs. In the book and this presentation, Skerry takes us from the glacial waters of the North Atlantic, where harp seals face off with commercial hunters to the balmy central Pacific, where he photographed damaged coral ecosystems rebuilding themselves.

On stage, Skerry is a passionate spokesman for the oceans he loves to photograph. His riveting presentations to audiences at TED, Harvard, and London’s Royal Geographic Society inspire reverence for the marine realm and offer hope for protecting the vitality of the world’s oceans.

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