When: Tue., Oct. 18 2011
Joy and sorrow compete in the works of Paul Nicklen, a National Geographic photojournalist who captures stunning images of the disappearing polar environment. Nicklen, who grew up in a small Inuit village in the Canadian Arctic, considers himself an ambassador for polar life, and has traveled from pole to pole in pursuit of rare, close-up photos of endangered species and threatened ecosystems. An exhibition of his works, Polar Obsession, opened this month at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. On display are nearly 60 images from his 2009 book of the same name. "The polar regions are disappearing quickly, and I want my photo essays to stand as a reminder of what is at stake," he writes in the book's intro. The exhibition continues through January 22 and is included in regular museum admission: That's $10 for adults and less for children, students, and seniors. — Cicora 1 Wade Oval, 216-231-4600, cmnh.org.