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Posted on April 04, 2019

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Legendary marine biologist and photographer @CMittermeier highlights conservation issues through her incredible work in @NatGeo “Standing at the Water’s Edge” at the @KimmelCenter on 5/16. More info @


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Lauren Woodard                                                             



Jessica Christopher






MAY 16, 2019


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, April 4, 2019) – The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to welcome legendary marine biologist and photographer Cristina Mittermeier and Standing at the Water’s Edge, part of the Kimmel Center’s National Geographic Live speaker series. The presentation will be held at the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.


“This unique National Geographic Live series blends Cristina Mittermeier’s awe-inspiring photographs with personal commentary to provide a powerful evening that emphasizes living harmoniously with nature across cultures,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “The photographs speak for themselves, capturing a passion and strength within the world that most of us seldom see within our own environments.”


Mittermeier’s advocacy for conservation issues resonates throughout her work. As a writer and a photographer for the past 25 years, her work centers on the delicate balance between human well-being and healthy ecosystems. Even when the subjects she captures are a world away, she manages to imbue her photographs with an incredible relevance and urgency.


The impact of her work is undeniable. She has been featured in hundreds of publications including National Geographic Magazine, McLean’s, and TIME. Additionally, she was named Smithsonian Conservation Photographer of the Year and has been recognized as one of World’s top 40 Most Influential Outdoor Photographers by Outdoor Magazine and was named one of National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year.


Mittermeier is president and co-founder of SeaLegacy, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the cause of ocean conservation through visual storytelling and photography. She sits on the board of WILD Foundation and is part of Conservation International’s Chairman’s Council.


Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: PHILADANCO: Dance Philly Style (April 12-14, 2019, Perelman Theater), From Hell to Paradise (April 20, 2019, Verizon Hall), Professor Brian Cox: “Universal: Adventures in Space & Time” (April 28, 2019, Verizon Hall), Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends: Live (May 17, 2019, Merriam Theater), and Manual Cinema ADA/AVA (May 18, 2019, Verizon Hall).


Standing at the Water’s Edge with Marine Biologist and Photographer, Cristina Mittermeier

Part of the National Geographic Live Speaker Series

Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater

May 16, 2019, 8:00 p.m.



Tickets are on sale now starting at $31.50. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See for more information.


The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, our mission is to engage the region’s diverse communities with art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves more than 1 million guests per year and includes the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater- representing more than 160 years of rich history for the performing arts along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. We are home to eight esteemed Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, we are the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. Our Cultural Campus serves as a preeminent and inclusive place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of our region by cultivating a creative and socially-responsible environment where our community shares experiences that are delivered with pride, integrity, and respect. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we collaborate on, present, and produce a broad range of relevant and meaningful events, we serve as an active gathering space for social and community events, we educate the region’s young people through access to quality arts experiences, and we provide support to artists in the creation of new work. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is our proud sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2018-2019 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit


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