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A Wild Life

Photograph by Michael Nichols

  • October 13, 2017

  • 7:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Regular $25.00

  • National Geographic Campus

    Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium

About this Event

Meet the photographer who changed the way we see animals. Over his career, former National Geographic magazine Editor at Large for Photography MICHAEL "NICK" NICHOLS has pioneered techniques to create genre-bending wildlife photography that combines elements of fine art with photojournalism. Learn more about some of his most celebrated photos in conjunction with our upcoming exhibition “Wild,” a retrospective of Nick’s work.

Tickets holders may have free admission to the National Geographic Museum the day of the event until 7:15 P.M.


Photograph by Ronan Donovan

Michael "Nick" Nichols


Michael “Nick” Nichols is an award-winning photographer who has consistently broken new ground in photography, using innovative techniques that show us the world and capture our imagination in new and exciting ways. Dubbed “The Indiana Jones of Photography” by France’s Photo magazine, Nick has been featured in Rolling Stone, Life, Aperture, American Photographer, and many other magazines. Nick was a staff photographer for National Geographic magazine from 1996 to 2007, served as the magazine’s editor at large from 2007 to 2014, and was its editor at large for photography from 2014 to 2015. He’s published several books full of his memorable photographs, including Last Place on Earth, Brutal Kinship, and Earth to Sky; a visual biography of his life and work, A Wild Life by Melissa Harris, was released in June 2017. The National Geographic Museum’s fall 2017 exhibition featuring a retrospective of Nick’s groundbreaking work, “Wild: Michael Nichols,” is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through September 17.

 is part of

Wild: Michael Nichols

Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Friday, January 12, 2018
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