Talk & Book Signing
Michael Nichols: Earth to Sky
Friday, October 18
Join the University of North Alabama’s Distinguished Events Series for an evening with Michael “Nick” Nichols, longtime photographer for National Geographicas well as the magazine’s Editor-at-Large for photography, followed by a signing of his latest book, Earth to Sky: Among Africa’s Elephants, A Species in Crisis (Aperture, September 2013). Nichols has been working with African elephants for more than twenty years. In Earth to Sky, he tells their story through poignant images that bring us directly into their habitats and advocates for the protection of the species, whose survival is under dire threat from humankind—most immediately from the market for ivory.
Nichols will also speak about his recent work with the Serengeti Lions, published in the August 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine, as well as his work on sequoias featured as the 2012 cover story, “The World’s Largest Trees” in which Nichols used innovative techniques to create an image of a 250-foot-tall, 3,200-year-old tree.
Other appearances include:
October 3: The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, Va.
October 12: WildPhotos, Ondaatje Theatre, London
October 15: National Geographic Live!, Grosvenor Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
October 17: Harold C. Schott Education Center, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati
October 18: Norton Auditorium, University of North Alabama, Florence, Ala.
October 21: Angelika Theater, with the Dallas Zoo, Dallas
October 22: Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, N.Mex.
October 25: Patagonia Store, Santa Monica, Calif.
October 26: Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles
October 27: Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara, Calif.
November 12: Hillside Auditorium, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
Image: Michael Nichols, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, 2007 © Michael Nichols, National Geographic