September 2019 – December 2019
The Sternberg Museum is proud to host Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild. Mangelsen has spent over 40 years filming and photographing nature and wildlife from all over the world. His passion for nature began at an early age through his father; who would take his sons along the Platte River in Nebraska, to watch the migrating birds. Watch “Mountain Outlaw: The Shooter” to learn more about Mangelsen’s story.
Some of Mangelsen’s work has been featured in the National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Life, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Natural History, Newsweek, Wildlife Art, American Photo, and Nature’s Best Photography. He was named 2011’s Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature’s Best Photography, 100 Most Important People in Photography by American Photo magazine, and 40 Most Influential Nature Photographers by Outdoor Photography.
A Life in the Wild is an exhibition containing 40 of Mangelsen’s most resonant images. These images take viewers into the haunts of species, whose struggle for survival is iconic, throughout the 21st century. Every single image in Mangelsen’s portfolio has been taken in the wild under natural conditions; the result of him waiting for the “picture perfect moment” across decades and often in hostile conditions.
To learn more about Thomas D. Mangelsen and his work, visit his website at www.mangelsen.com