Thomas Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild

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Oct 20 2018 - May 5 2019

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.

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 four decafes. In doing so, he’s and produced a body of work second to none.  A Life In The Wild stands as a testament by Thomas Mangelsen, showing the rewards that can come to those who get close to nature.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website 
Image: Thomas D. Mangelsen, Catch of the Day, 1988, Fujiflex Crystal Archive Print Framed. 50 x 70 inches.

  • Photography
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Animals / Wildlife / Nature
  • Thomas Mangelsen

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