Hello all -- Thought you might be interested in this exhibit. Please contact L2Space if you'd like to come to the opening. Each Sunday an Ocean Geo photographer will host a free, limited-space session on various aspects of underwater photography. I'll post the schedule to this thread when it's confirmed. Media alert below gives all the details. Best, Ed.
L2 Space and Ocean Geographic Present:
Gifts from the Sea - The Finest Pictures of Ocean Geographic
Singapore, 2 October 2009 - L2 Space and Ocean Geographic will launch Singapore’s first-ever fine-art photography exhibition focused on ocean life on November 20, 2009. Gifts from the Sea - The Finest Pictures of Ocean Geographic will be held at Singapore’s first fine art photographic gallery, L2 Space, and will feature works from some of the world’s most celebrated underwater artists including Wyland, David Doubilet, Ernie H Brooks II, Doug Perrine, Emory Kristof and Michael Aw. The exhibition also will include works by Singapore-based artists Ivan Choong, Mikael Jigmo and Edward Dixon. These artists have travelled to virtually every corner of the underwater world and for the first time in Singapore, 55 visually arresting images of their adventures will be reproduced as fine art archival prints for sale.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of these works will be donated to the Singapore Environmental Council (SEC) and the Ocean Geographic Climate Change Photographic Index.
The show also will serve as the official Singapore launch of Elysium Epic (www.elysiumepic.org), a photographic research expedition to Antarctica. In February 2010, 50 of the world’s top environmental photographers, scientists and historians will follow Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition route to Antarctica, and will document via photographs and video, the impact of climate change on the world’s most remote and fragile environment. Images from Elysium Epic will become part of the Ocean Geographic Climate Change Photographic Index.
When: 20 November to 20 December, 2009
Opening Gala: 20 November, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Public viewing: Begins from Saturday, November 21st.
Where: L2 SPACE, 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark #02-02A
Contacts: Yu Lei: +65 9674 2680, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maia Juantia: +65 8223 7667, email@example.com
About the Principal Photographers:
● David Doubilet is the one of the world’s leading outdoor photographers/authors, with more than 65 stories published in National Geographic and other top publications.
● Emory Kristof is a pioneer in the use of underwater imaging devices, he created the preliminary designs for the electronic camera system that first photographed the wreck of Titanic.
● Wyland is a renowned marine life artist who has painted hundreds of wall murals - the 100th of which was for the 2008 Beijing Olympic
● Doug Perrine was named 2004 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year
● Ernie Brooks is a highly regarded master of underwater Black & White imagery & past president of the world famous Brooks Institute.
● Michael AW is a photographer and producer acclaimed for the world’s first 24 hours coral reef shoot in 1999
About L2 Space
The first fine art gallery in Singapore with a focus on contemporary and classic fine
art photography, L2 SPACE is dedicated to promote international and local
artists' works. Located in the heart of Singapore next to its bustling port, it is a contemporary venue for art exhibitions and events and all form of arts-related activities such as Fine Arts Auctions, Group Arts Exhibitions and Festivals. For more information: www.l2space.com.sg or 8223 7667.
About Ocean Geographic
Ocean Geographic encourages deeper appreciation of the beauty and the fragility of our ocean planet with the use of the finest imageries and passionate essays of the sea. The voice of the society, the Ocean Geographic almanac, endeavors to inspire the world citizen to greater awareness of the urgency to conserve and preserve our natural world both above and below.