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Traveling Exhibition
Photography Exhibition

Sharks

On Assignment with Brian Skerry
Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.
Available in the continental U.S.A and digitally for venues outside the U.S.A.
Traveling Exhibition
Photography Exhibition

Sharks

On Assignment with Brian Skerry
Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.
Available in the continental U.S.A and digitally for venues outside the U.S.A.
About this Exhibition

National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry's first encounter with a female blue shark off the coast of Rhode Island over 30 years ago was a galvanizing moment. “I was entranced by her rich, indigo skin, while every sense in my body was on high alert, my heart racing as I moved closer,” he says. “Drawing to within a couple of feet of each other, she barely acknowledged my presence and then vanished into the haze." Since that moment, Skerry has gone to extraordinary lengths–and depths–to illustrate the beauty of these incredible and misunderstood creatures. His latest stories for National Geographic magazine explore the importance of these predators to our ecosystem and the dangers they face for survival. He's made 14 trips all over the world to photograph a multitude of shark species, including tiger sharks, great whites, oceanic whitetips, and shortfin makos. 

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry will plunge visitors into the underwater world of sharks, presenting a comprehensive body of photographic work, highlighting Skerry's unique combination of passion, skill, and technique. The exhibit will introduce visitors to several shark species and explore what makes these deep-sea dwellers unique, important, and, increasingly, endangered. Visitors will embark on a worldwide journey to better understand these apex predators and what it takes to photograph them, and hear first-person stories of close shark encounters

Exhibition may be suitable for open-air display. We will provide a fully curated digital package via a secure link. The hosting venue will have flexibility in the method of display. Host a family photo walk, date night, or guest lecture with local photographers. No object loans or traveling installation staff required. 

Exhibition Info
  • 50 framed photographs with labels

  • Text panels

  • Conservation and evolutionary biology messaging

  • Book available

  • Speaker opportunities

  • 3,000 square feet

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