Philadelphia Museum of Art
Michael Nichols, Wild
Legendary Photographer Michael Nichols at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Explore the work of legendary photographer Michael Nichols: artist, technical innovator, and ardent advocate for preserving natural habitats. Be transported through the split-second magic of images captured in some of the most remote areas of the world. Nichols' stunning photographs offer intense confrontations with the power and fragility of the wild and a reflection of our own humanity.
For more than three decades, Nichols has ventured to the farthest reaches of the world to document nature's wildest creatures and landscapes. As an award-winning photographer for National Geographic, he has recorded animals and habitats in locations as expansive as the Congo Basin, the Serengeti, and the American West with an unparalleled intensity.
This exhibition presents Nichols's most important projects, highlighting his artistic accomplishments, technical innovations, and efforts to preserve wild spaces. His photographs will be shown with depictions of nature from the Museum's collection, inviting visitors to consider humankind's complex, and often brutal, relationship with the wild.
Wild coincides with a major new book about the artist, A Wild Life: A Visual Biography of Photographer Michael Nichols, soon to be published by Aperture Foundation. Public programs include illustrated lectures by Nichols and Dr. Jane Goodall, the world's leading primatologist.
The exhibit will run from June 27, 2017 to September 17, 2017.