Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Undersea: A Floating Underwater Photography Exhibit

A Floating Photographic Exhibition of Underwater Marine Life by Keith Ellenbogen

Experience the underwater artistry of photographer, videographer, environmental conservationist and Aquarium blog contributor, Keith Ellenbogen. This beautiful and unique exhibit is being put on by Boston Harbor Cruises aboard the vessel Regency, docked at Long Wharf. Ellenbogen’s unique photos focus on the elaborate hues, patterns, shapes, and textures found beneath the water line of our blue planet. He hopes the natural beauty that he has captured in these works will inspire positive change and action toward protecting the environment.

There will be a special presentation by the artist at 2:00 p.m. when Ellenbogen will bring out some of his equipment to demonstrate what is unique about this kind of photography and how he gets these images.

An abstracted view of the 
mantle tissue within a bivalve mollusk
Photo: Keith Ellenbogen

WHAT: A floating photography exhibit
WHO: Boston Harbor Cruises
WHERE: Dockside at Long Wharf
on the vessel Regency (docked), Boston
WHEN: Sunday, July 28,
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The elaborate texture of a hard coral Fungia sp. | Photo: Keith Ellenbogen

A close-up view of the vibrant colors within a Thorny Oyster | Photo: Keith Ellenbogen

About Keith Ellenbogen

Keith Ellenbogen is an award-winning photographer specializing in marine conservation and underwater environments. A selection of his professional photographic assignments include expeditions with the New England Aquarium to Fiji as well as to the remote Phoenix Islands, Kiribati. Additionally, Conservation International commissioned Keith on a three-month assignment to the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia for the launch of the Ocean Health Index. He also joined Philippe Cousteau on an assignment to Sitka, Alaska to capture images of wildlife within Tongass National Parks. With Oceana on a three-month expedition to the Mediterranean Sea, Keith photographed the endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna.  

Pink Anemonefish within the tentacles of an anemone | Photo: Keith Ellenbogen

Keith was awarded U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to Malaysia to showcase the magnificent beauty and diversity of the marine environment. His work has been published in magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times, National Geographic News Watch and an award-winning book of environmental photography entitled Oceans, Heart of the Blue Planet. Additionally, Keith was also commissioned by the New England Aquarium to capture images for the 2012 and 2013 summer advertising campaigns.

A cluster of thousands of tiny Orange-Fin Clownfish larvae  | Photo: Keith Ellenbogen

Keith is an Assistant Professor within the Photography Department at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and holds an MFA from Parsons The New School For Design. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Pygmy Seahorse camouflaged within gorgonian soft coral | Photo: Keith Ellenbogen

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