What's on: Night talk: Justin Gilligan – Photography on the front line

Join award-winning nature photographer Justin Gilligan as he discusses the intersection of photojournalism and marine conservation.

Grisly Moonrise by Justin Gilligan, finalist, Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018

Grisly Moonrise by Justin Gilligan, finalist, Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018
Photographer: Justin Gilligan © Justin Gilligan

Event Type:
Special event
Date:
11 October 2018
Time:
05.45 PM to 07.45 PM
Location:
Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
Admission:
$16 Member, $20 General Admission, $18 Concession (includes a welcome drink)

With an honours degree in marine science and a passion for the environment, Justin Gilligan has gotten up close and personal with many extraordinary creatures. An award-winning wildlife photographer, Justin's work explores the role photographers can play in conservation, research and education.

Justin's photography has not only taken him to some of the Australia's most remote coral reef locations, including Lord Howe, Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands, but has appeared in a multitude of magazines and publications, including Australian Geographic, BBC Wildlife, New Scientist and more.

As well as being a finalist in this year's Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, Justin was a category winner in the 2017 Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year (UK) and the recipient of the Save Our Seas Foundation's Marine Conservation Photography Grant.

Hear his stories and learn his tricks for photographing wildlife ahead of his next adventure.

5.45pm – Doors open, complimentary access to the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition, drinks and snacks.
6.30pm – Talk starts

Recommended for adults and youth aged 13 and up.

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The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018 exhibition displays over 100 stunning, large-format photos from Australia, New Zealand and the New Guinea region. Featuring images taken by professional, emerging and junior photographers, this exhibition documents the story of our unique and ever-changing natural world.

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