Guest Speaker: Keith Ellenbogen, November 19, 2014

November

Wednesday, November 19, 2014—6:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Keith Ellenbogen

Expedition: A Journey intothe Underwater World

Join acclaimed photographer Keith Ellenbogen as he showcases beautiful and compelling images and stories of environmental and conservation-based expeditions from around the world and back to New York. Keith will also feature his recent work using high-speed photography to showcase extraordinary images of animal behaviors and subtle movements that occur too fast to see with the naked eye.

Keith has worked with numerous organizations and his assignments have included expeditions to: the remote Phoenix Islands; Kiribati (one of the world’s largest marine protected areas); the Turtle Islands in the Philippines; and Malaysia, for the launch of Conservation International’s Ocean Health Index (video from this project was included in a short film, Oceans at the Tipping Point, narrated by Harrison Ford, which won first prize in the Innovations and Solutions category at the 2012 BLUE Ocean Film Festival http://www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org/); the Mediterranean as part of Oceana’s (http://oceana.org/en) campaign to protect the endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna.

Currently, Keith is working with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on part of an award-winning series of children’s books called Scientists in the Field. His most recent book project focuses on great white sharks and the cutting edge scientific research being conducted in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Keith holds an MFA from Parsons School for Design, and received a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship for underwater photography/videography. He is currently a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) (http://www.wild.org/where-we-work/international-league-of-conservation-photographers/), as well as an Assistant Professor of Photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology. For more information see Keith’s website www.bluereef.com.

A view above and below the water of a juvenile Magnificent Frigatebird as it dives into the water catching a small silver fish. Frigatebirds never land on water, and always take their food items in flight. Juvenile birds have a white head and underparts.

Juvenile Magnificent Frigatebird © Keith Ellenbogen

Totoya Island, Fiji, is part of the Lau archipelago that includes over a hundred islands and atolls.

Totoya Island, Fiji © Keith Ellenbogen

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