SeaLegacy Presents Guest Artist Cristina Mittermeier

In conjunction with The Other Art Fair's Greener Futures initiative, we are proud to announce SeaLegacy as our charity partner.

Proceeds from the Private View tickets will be donated to SeaLegacy. 

SeaLegacy's mission is to create healthy and abundant oceans, for us and for the planet.

It was co-founded in 2014 by Cristina Mittermeier, a pioneer of the modern conservation photography movement, and Paul Nicklen, the renowned National Geographic polar photographer.

For over twenty years, Cristina and Paul have used their imagery to convert apathy into action and to bring about powerful conservation wins.

The Other Art Fair Brooklyn is excited to announce Cristina Mittermeier as the Guest Artist for May 2019. Print details to be announced! 

A virtuous mind and voice in conservation photography and one of the most influential female photographers in the world, Cristina Mittermeier has been hailed as one of the most important outdoor photographers of her generation.

Cristina first discovered her insatiable passion for the natural world, both above and below the surface, as a Marine Biologist working in the Gulf of California and the Yucatan Peninsula. From there, it didn’t take her long to realize that she could make a bigger impact on how people see the world, and connect to it, through the lens of her camera than she could with data on spreadsheets.

Today, Cristina is a National Geographic Photographer, Co-founder and Vision Lead of the conservation society, SeaLegacy, a Sony Artisan of Imagery and the editor of 26 coffee table books on conservation issues. Her work was recently showcased in an exhibition at Fotografiska in Stockholm, Sweden where she also launched her new fine art photography book, Amaze.

Cristina has worked in more than 100 countries on every continent in the world. Her work is about building a greater awareness of the responsibility of what it means to be a human. It is about understanding that the history of every living thing that has ever existed on this planet also lives within us. It is about the ethical imperative—the urgent reminder that we are inextricably linked to all other species on this planet and that we have a duty to act as the keepers of our fellow life forms.

"What lies beneath the surface of the thin blue line?

This is the story that SeaLegacy tells. This is the story that sparks a global conversation, and the story that inspires people to act. We believe that producing powerful media and art that gives people hope is imperative. Hope is empowerment. Hope is a solution. Hope is a game changer."