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Upcoming Exhibition

Wild: Michael Nichols

Photograph by Michael Nichols

  • October 12, 2017 - January 12, 2018

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About this Exhibition

See extraordinary images of wildlife and wild places through the eyes of legendary photographer and former National Geographic magazine Editor at Large for Photography MICHAEL "NICK" NICHOLS in this special exhibition. Visitors will travel to the remotest reaches of the globe through Nick’s stunning, evocative, and technically innovative photos of our natural world. Exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


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.

A Wild Life
Michael "Nick" Nichols
Friday, October 13, 2017
Meet the photographer who changed the way we see animals. Over his career, former National Geographic magazine Editor at Large for Photography MICHAEL ...
Student Matinee
A Wild Life
Michael "Nick" Nichols
Friday, October 13, 2017
Meet the photographer who changed the way we see animals. Legendary photographer and former National Geographic Editor at Large for Photography MICHAE ...

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