Guest Speaker: Keith Ellenbogen, November 19, 2014

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.

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

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; the Mediterranean as part of Oceana’s ( 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) (, as well as an Assistant Professor of Photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology. For more information see Keith’s website

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

Event Details

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

Our meetings are held at The Metropolitan Opera Guild Learning Center, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center. The address is 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, located at 165 West 65 Street, on the north side of West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, closer to Amsterdam. (Google Map link) From the street level, take the elevator or escalator up one level and proceed through the revolving doors into the lobby of the Rose Building to get the elevator up to the 6th floor. 

Lincoln Center is well served by public transportation—Subway: the #1 Local train stops at 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station; Buses: M5, M7, M10, M66, and M104 all stop within one block of Lincoln Center.

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