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Ocean Soul

National Geographic Live – Ocean Soul

Ocean SoulNat Geo Live

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Main Stage, Tickets $35 

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Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the year, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters, and has even lived at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects.

Brian Skerry
Brian Skerry

This past fall, National Geographic Books published “Ocean Soul”, a landmark retrospective of Skerry’s photographs. In the book and this presentation, Skerry takes us from the glacial waters of the North Atlantic, where harp seals face off with commercial hunters, to the balmy central Pacific, where he photographed damaged coral ecosystems rebuilding themselves.

On stage, Skerry is a passionate spokesman for the oceans he loves to photograph. His riveting presentations to audiences at TED, Harvard, and London’s Royal Geographic Society inspire reverence for the marine realm and offer hope for protecting the vitality of the world’s oceans.


Blauvelt Lecture Series This event is part of the Blauvelt Lecture Series.

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Vietnam… through my lens

Vietnam… through my lens Oct. 29

Main Stage, Tickets $25

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This is a soldier’s story. Stu Richel proudly served in the U.S. Army and, through much of 1969, was a combat photographer/writer with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam; it is that service which provides the impetus for this solo performance.  No blood and guts.  No political statements.  Lots of humor…and pathos.  Just one guy’s intensely personal perspective.

Stu shares memories, photos, reflections, all related directly or indirectly to his service in Vietnam…the odd path by which he got there, what he did there, how that service has affected his life.  His journey, if you will.  His words are made even more vivid with video projections, some from his Vietnam Tour.  Whatever your political persuasion, his stories will touch your heart…and bring on a smile.

“In his simple storytelling style, Stu can make the ordinary seem extraordinary, the everyday seem heroic.” David Lally, NY Indie Theatre Now

“It is real, honest, moving, a particularly American work.” Constance Rodgers, Front Row Center

“absolutely engaging, realistic yet primarily light-hearted view of a war that tore not only Vietnam, but this country, to shreds ” Karen D’Onofrio, OffBway Blog

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