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National Geographic & The Center for the Arts Presents National Geographic Live: Behind the Curtain – Secrets of the Whales
Thursday, April 22, 2021
4:00pm PST (Online Event)
The Center for the Arts continues to provide our community with unique cultural and educational programming. We are partnering with National Geographic Live to offer exciting natural adventures in an interactive online format. This series is free to attend when you RSVP.
In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a special behind-the-curtain look at National Geographic Explorer and Photographer Brian Skerry’s riveting journey as he sets out to discover the hidden culture of whales in the new Disney+ original series, Secrets of the Whales. The show will also include special insight into the pages of the May issue of National Geographic magazine, The Ocean Issue, and Skerry’s beautiful new book, Secrets of the Whales.
This special preview event will include stories and visuals, and live, moderated audience Q&A with Brian Skerry.
Closed captioning will be available for this event.
Thursday, April 22, at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
Free with RSVP
* This is a live, one-time-only broadcast. No replay options available.
Brian Skerry, Underwater Photographer
Brian Skerry is a photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Since 1998, he has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine, covering a wide range of subjects and stories. He was named a National Geographic Society Photography Fellow in 2014 and a National Geographic Society Storytelling Fellow in 2017. In 2017, he was also awarded the title of Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year.
For National Geographic magazine, 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 to dolphin intelligence—all cover stories. A fourth cover story in February 2017 focused on protecting special underwater ecosystems in U.S. waters, and during this coverage Skerry produced the first images of a sitting U.S. President underwater.
Skerry is an 11-time award winner in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. He has also been recognized with awards from Pictures of the Year International, Nature’s Best, Communication Arts, and is the only photographer to win the coveted Peter Benchley Award for Excellence in Media. In 2010, National Geographic magazine named one of Skerry images among their 50 Greatest Photographs of All Time and in 2016, he was awarded the National Geographic Photographer’s Photographer Award, an honor bestowed by his colleagues, other National Geographic photographers. The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences awarded Skerry the 2019 NOGI Award for Arts, an award frequently referred to as the ‘Underwater Oscar.’
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