THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
Looking through the lens of photographer Paul Nicklen
Growing up in the small Inuit community of Kimmirut, Nunavut on
Baffin Island, Paul Nicklen’s interest in the Arctic began as a small child travelling
on the land and observing wildlife. After completing a degree in biology and
working as a biologist for four years, Nicklen embarked on a three-month solo
expedition into the High Arctic that made him realize that he could better serve
wildlife populations as a nature photojournalist. “I could now bridge the gap
between good science and the public through Canadian Geographic’s and
National Geographic’s millions of readers rather than helping collect another
data set,” says Nicklen.
Known for diving into the freezing waters of the Arctic and Antarctic, Nicklenís
mission is to take great photographs of the animals that thrive in these environments
and to show how climate change is affecting them. “My goal is to create
awareness and ultimately create change through photography,” he says.
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is pleased to welcome Paul Nicklen as
he talks about his lifelong journey to create awareness of the polar regions, his
insight on the effect of climate change as seen through a camera lens, and his
humorous and frightening encounters with the very animals he is striving to
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
at 7:30 p.m.
101 Centrepointe Drive
Available starting March 16, 2009,
at Centrepointe Theatre Box Office
Tel: (613) 580-2700 or (866) 752-5231
$15 for RCGS members
$20 for non-members
Free for children under the age of 12
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• More about Paul Nicklen
• Interview with Paul Nicklen at the Canadian Geographic Photo Club