National Geographic Live! Presents Photojournalist Brian Skerry at Mesa Arts Center, 3/5
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by BWW News Desk
Brian Skerry comes to the Mesa Arts Center Monday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Skerry is a photojournalist specializing in underwater, marine-related subjects and stories. Since 1998 Skerry has been a contributing photojournalist for National Geographic magazine, covering a wide range of assignments. Skerry's ability to pursue subjects of great diversity is unique within the field of underwater photography. His focus includes nearly everything in the sea, from whales, billfish, tuna, and sharks to fleets of deep-water shipwrecks worldwide. While on assignment, he has lived on the bottom of the sea, spent months aboard fishing boats, and traveled in everything from snowmobiles to canoes to helicopters to get the picture. He spends months at a time in the field, and in the course of any given year frequently finds himself in environments of extreme contrast from tropical coral reefs to diving beneath Arctic ice.
Among his feature stories for National Geographic are "Deep Science," "Beneath Irish Isles," "An Eden For Sharks," "Squid: Beautiful and Beastly," and two cover stories, "Harp Seals: The Hunt For Balance" and "Still Waters: The Global Fish Crisis." In November 2011, Skerry also released “Ocean Soul,” a book highlighting his stunning images and exhilarating stories from the sea.
Skerry's images have also been featured in magazines such as People, Sports Illustrated, U.S. News and World Report, National Wildlife, Playboy, Smithsonian, Esquire, Audubon, BBC Wildlife, Maxim, Men's Journal and in countless others worldwide.