Art/Act: Brian Skerry - SHARKS
September, 2019
The Brower Center honors National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry with its annual Art/Act award and exhibition. Art/Act: Brian Skerry – SHARKS  presents his comprehensive body of photographic work in an immersive exhibition that highlights Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique, and explores what it takes to make his powerful images.

Skerry’s first encounter with a female blue shark off the coast of Rhode Island over 30 years ago was a galvanizing moment. “I was entranced by her rich, indigo skin, while every sense in my body was on high alert, my heart racing as I moved closer,” he says. “Drawing to within a couple of feet of each other, she barely acknowledged my presence and then vanished into the haze.” Since that moment, Skerry has gone on to extraordinary lengths – and depths – to illustrate the beauty of these incredible and misunderstood creatures. His latest stories for National Geographic Magazine explore the importance of these predators to our ecosystem and the dangers they face for survival.

The exhibition continues through February 14, 2019.

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley [map]