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Brian Skerry: Ocean Soul

National Geographic Live

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“To make great pictures, a photographer must observe and truly see… Over time I learned that the real value is in being patient, slowing down and watching the world around me.”—Brian Skerry

Dive deep into the world’s oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers. Watch as Brian Skerry’s images illuminate the vast, hidden world beneath the waves.

Brian has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater using his camera to tell the story of some of the ocean’s most elusive inhabitants. His mission: to enlighten and inspire people to care about the beauty, bounty, and health of the world’s oceans.

Often Brian’s office is icy, predator-infested water and his uniform a 7mm neoprene wetsuit. Some may see this as inhibiting, but he consistently delivers thought-provoking and captivating images that offer a unique and intimate portrait of the creatures from the deep, and draws attention to the large number of issues that endanger their existence.

Join Brian for an intimate look at dolphins’ intelligence, hang out with the enigmatic manatee, experience icy, temperate and tropical ecosystems in Japan’s seas, and explore the ocean in search of the first photos of Atlantic bluefin tuna in the wild.

On stage, Brian is a passionate spokesman for the oceans he loves to photograph. His riveting presentations inspire reverence for the marine realm, and most of all, they offer hope for protecting the vitality of the world’s oceans.


March 28 @ 7:00 pm


Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.


Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM

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Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)