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Award-winning @NatGeoMag photographer @Swfoto takes audiences on a journey to find the #bigcats around the world live at the @KimmelCenter 11/1. First of three #NationalGeographicLive programs! More info @ Kimmelcenter.org
INNOVATIVE, NEW NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE! SPEAKER SERIES KICKS OFF WITH AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER STEVE WINTER & ON THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS ON THE KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS, NOVEMBER 1, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, September 5, 2018) –The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is excited to welcome award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter as he shares photos and stories from countless journeys around the world in National Geographic Live! On the Trail of Big Cats, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Experience Steve Winter’s search of big cats from the Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the rare snow leopards of the Himalaya, and the elusive jaguar of the rainforests of Latin America, to the pursuit of the American cougar in Hollywood.
Featuring three National Geographic Live! programs this season, this innovative new Kimmel Center Presents series will showcase spectacular images from Earth and beyond from some of National Geographic’s beloved photographers.
“National Geographic is one of the world’s oldest and leading publications, sharing stories and news from all across the globe,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “It is an honor to present this groundbreaking new speaker series on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus. Philadelphia audiences of all ages will experience the fascinating stories and photos from these extremely talented and diverse photographers and scientists, journeying along on adventures into the Asian jungle, outer space, and even underwater.”
Steve Winter has been stalked by jaguars in Brazil, charged by a grizzly in Siberia, and trapped in quicksand in the world's largest tiger reserve in Myanmar. He's flown over erupting volcanoes and visited isolated villages where residents had never before seen a blonde foreigner—or a camera. Growing up in Indiana, Winter dreamed of traveling the world as a photographer for National Geographic. His first camera was a gift from his father on his seventh birthday. Over the next few years, Winter's dad taught him the basics of photography. After graduating from the Academy of Art and the University of San Francisco, Winter signed on as a photojournalist for Black Star Photo Agency.
Since then, he has produced stories for GEO, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Natural History, Audubon, BusinessWeek, Scientific American, and Stern, among other publications. His nonprofit and commercial clients include UNICEF, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and others. In 1991, Winter began shooting for the National Geographic Society. He has covered many subjects for National Geographic Magazine, including Cuba, Russia's giant Kamchatka bears, tigers in Myanmar's Hukawng Valley, and life along Myanmar's Irrawaddy River.
Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: National Geographic Live! View From Above with NASA Astronaut, Terry Virts (January 17, 2019, Merriam Theater) and National Geographic Live! Standing at the Water’s Edge with Marine Biologist and Photographer, Cristina Mittermeier (May 16, 2019, Merriam Theater).
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE! ON THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS WITH WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER, STEVE WINTER
November 1, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
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Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The 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, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2018-2019 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.
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