The National Arts Centre is going on an adventure of sorts when it hosts a new series of lectures starting this fall.
The centre will present a roster of photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers from the National Geographic Live series. The National Geographic society has been presenting lectures from adventurers and scientists for more than a century.
The series at the NAC begins Nov. 19 in the Babs Asper Theatre with a talk by extreme filmmaker Bryan Smyth who descends into deep canyons, crosses the Alaska panhandle by paraglider and climbs a frozen Niagara Falls.
The photographer Jodi Cobb will be in Ottawa on March 3, 2020. She will bring a retrospective of images from her 40 year career. Cobb gets inside some secret worlds, including a look at the 21st century slave trade, and brings them to public view.
The underwater photographer Brian Skerry will be in town May 5, 2020.
He has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater, including the Arctic. His images are said to offer a glimpse of the “soul of the sea.”
The final event on June 16, 2020 features Cristina Mittermeier who is a marine biologist and a photographer. Mittermeier will explore the concept of earth stewardship through the ways of life of four communities and their individual relationships with water — the Kayapó in the Amazon, the Inuit of Greenland, the First Nations people of British Columbia, and native Hawaiians.
For more information and tickets please see nac-cna.ca