Andy Mann’s voyage from rock climber to marine photographer and filmmaker is an unlikely story overflowing with adventure. His work has brought him face-to-face with crocodiles, sharks, and icebergs—all on his quest to protect and share the fragile, fascinating, and fierce stories of our ocean. A dedicated conservationist, Andy uses his compelling imagery to raise awareness about our seas and has helped create marine protected areas around the world. Andy’s stunning visuals have captured groundbreaking marine science and the awe of wild places. His work inspires change and brings us to places we have never seen before.
About the Event
About the Speaker
Andy Mann is an Emmy-nominated director, 12-time Telly Award winner, National Geographic photographer, and marine conservationist. In 2013, while Andy was working with National Geographic Pristine Seas, the Russian Geographic Society awarded the program the Crystal Compass Award for the storytelling that led to the designation of the world’s largest Arctic national park, in Franz Josef Land, Russia. In 2015, he directed the first Oceano Azul Foundation expedition to Azores, resulting in the declaration of 150,000 square kilometers of new marine protected area in the Azorean Sea. His work in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean in 2018-2021 helped create the world’s first international marine protected area. A public speaker and songwriter, Andy also helped launch nonprofit SeaLegacy with Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, and leads the organization’s impact media team.
Venue and Location
Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
La Jolla, CA
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