Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life in the WildOctober 20, 2018 - May 5, 2019
About the Exhibition:
American nature photographer, Thomas Mangelsen, has dedicated the past 40 years to traveling and capturing the last of Earth’s wild places. One of the most prolific nature photographers of our time, he has been described as a spiritual descendant of pioneering American photographer Ansel Adams. This impressive photography retrospective truly chronicles a life in the wild. It takes guests on an adventure around the world, with images of tigers, elephants, bobcats, leopards, polar bears, and penguins, to name a few.
About Thomas Mangelsen:
Thomas Mangelsen was named the 2011 Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature’s Best Photography. This placed his work in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He was named one of the 40 Most Influential Nature Photographers by Outdoor Photography, and one of the 100 Most Important People in Photography by American Photo magazine. The North American Nature Photography Association has named him Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year. The British Broadcasting Corporation gave him its coveted, prestigious award, Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Thomas Mangelsen has traveled to the wildest corners of North America, Africa, and beyond, for more than 40 years. In doing so, he’s and produced a body of work second to none. At a time when digital technology is, notoriously, conditioning users to have shorter attention spans, A Life In The Wild stands as a testament by Thomas Mangelsen. It shows the rewards that can come to those who get close to nature.
Please check our events calendar for special events related to this exhibition.
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