A STORY FROM BELOW THE SURFACE
For our 2018 summer exhibit Bellow, UpOnWalls has been fortunate to work with two of the world’s most acclaimed nature photographers, Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen. For over 20 years they have spent time exploring and telling stories from nature with their stunning pictures. The exhibit BELOW is a compelling story about our oceans and what is at stake. The pictures describe an emotional journey that will take your breath away.
The exhibit starts June 28 at Samskoleparken in Hjo. Entrance is free.
COLLABORATION SEA LEGACY
Paul and Christina founded Sealegacy in 2014 with a mission to change our attitudes towards the oceans. Sealegacy plays an important role in this exhibit. Their idea is to collaborate with others to tell us what lies beneath the surface of the thin blue line – to narrate a story that sparks a global conversation and inspires people to act. The artists behind Sealegacy and UpOnWalls believe that producing powerful world class media and art that gives people hope is imperative. Hope is empowerment. Hope is a solution. Hope is a game changer.
We have worked closely with Sealegacy and are committed to their mission to create healthy and abundant oceans, for us and for the planet. They know the power of the pictures and are capable of Changing The Tide; telling the world what’s at stake. Why don't you join the movement?
MEET CRISTINA & PAUL
Cristina Mittermeier dedicates her life to creating images that help us understand the urgent need to protect wild places.
Working as a Marine Biologist in the Gulf of California and Yucatan Peninsula, it didn’t take long for her to realize that she could make a more significant impact on how people see the world, and connect to it, through the lens of her camera than through data on spreadsheets.
Today, Mittermeier is a National Geographic Photographer, Co-founder and Vision Lead at the conservation society, SeaLegacy, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, the editor of 25 coffee table books on conservation issues. Mittermeier has worked in more than 100 countries on every continent in the world.
She is the Founder and former President of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), has been recognized as one of the World’s Top 40 Most Influential Outdoor Photographers and is a sought-after keynote speaker and presenter. Most recently, she was acknowledged, along with her partner Paul Nicklen, as one of National Geographic's 2018 Adventurers of the Year and was named a Women of Impact by National Geographic.
Paul Nicklen is a Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist who has documented the beauty and the plight of our planet for over twenty years.
He has received more than 30 prestigious awards including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the World Press Photo for Photojournalism. He is an assignment photographer and Fellow for National Geographic magazine and was recognised as one of 2018 Adventurers of the Year by National Geographic. In 2017, Nicklen was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Victoria, for the impact his photography has had on climate change.
In addition to being one of the world’s most acclaimed nature photographers, Nicklen is a sought-after speaker, a TED Talks legend, and author. Through SeaLegacy, a non-profit organization, Paul Nicklen is opening a fresh, progressive chapter in the story of ocean conservation.
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HOW TO FIND THE EXHIBIT
The exhibit is outside in a park just by the harbor i the town of Hjo. Located just beside the lake of Vättern.