Greenwich to Host Exhibition of Celebrated Nature Photographers; Reception at C Parker Galley

Greenwich welcomes globally celebrated photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier for a new exhibition and event series.

These artists/conservation champions have created some of the most iconic wildlife images of our modern-day culture. They are internationally acclaimed for harnessing the majestic beauty of their images to inspire change on our planet, via their 12 million followers worldwide.

Greenwich will host their new exhibition and opening reception events at the C. Parker Gallery on the weekend of May 5.

The exhibition Double Exposure: Two Photographers, One Mission at the C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich features more than 30 large-scale photographs by Nicklen and Mittermeier (on view May 1 ‒ June 26).

Presented in partnership with the Town of Greenwich Conservation Commission, the Greenwich Shellfish Commission, and the Greenwich Point Conservancy, this new exhibition features several works which have never been exhibited to the public at this size and scope and is curated by C. Parker Gallery’s proprietor, Tiffany Benincasa. 

“Their photographs are included in some of the world’s most important private collections, and have been featured as iconic images by major national media including National Geographic and TIME Magazine. This is an incredible opportunity to witness the beauty of nature in an intimate and personal way, to share their important message, and join their mission advocating for greater conservation and environmental awareness,” Benincasa said.

There is a public opening on Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 at the Gallery, and a lecture event featuring Nicklen and Mittermeier at the Bruce Museum on Sunday, May 7 at 3:00.

More details about the Opening Reception events featuring Nicklen and Mittermeier, will be updated at (space is limited, RSVP required to [email protected]).

C Parker Gallery is located at 409 Greenwich Avenue.

Defying Gravity, by Paul Nicklen (2011) Ross Sea, Antarctica. On view in the exhibition at C. Parker Gallery.
Paul Nicklen is a photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist. His work is collected by film and music stars and major celebrities, including: Katie Couric,Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Garner, Alec Baldwin, Prince Hussain Aga Kahn, and the International Photography Hall of Fame, among others.
He forges a bond between subject and viewer through sensitivity and a singular eye for reflecting the natural world in extreme conditions. 
“I believe that art, especially photography, has the power to connect people to stories with such deep emotion, that their perspective of the world can change,” says Paul Nicklen. “My work exists at the intersection of art, science, and conservation as a way to showcase the beauty that exists in nature.”
Cristina Mittermeier is hailed as one of the most influential conservation photographers of our time, dedicating her entire life to protecting the world’s oceans. She has visited more than 100 countries and founded The International League of Conservation Photographers. She coined the phrase conservation photography.
“Images can help us understand the urgency to protect wild places, an urgency that so many of us realize is of the utmost importance,” Mittermeier said. “My work is about building a greater awareness of the responsibility of what it means to be human.”

Their nonprofit, which Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier co-founded together in 2014, has conducted more than 45 global expeditions studying nearly 800 species, and has made an immeasurable impact on climate education worldwide. 

Red Curtain, by Cristina Mittermeier (2021) Galapagos. Selected as one of the “10 Photographs That Made the World Wake Up to Climate Change.” On view in the exhibition at C. Parker Gallery.
Majesty Surfacing, by Paul Nicklen (2012) Yukon, Canada. On view in the exhibition at C. Parker Gallery