Tour Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
Renowned American nature and wildlife photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has traveled throughout the natural world for over 45 years observing and photographing Earth’s last great wild places. A Life in the Wild is a collection of his most resonant images. These photographs showcase iconic species and landscapes, documenting the everyday struggles for survival happening around the globe.
Every single image in Mangelsen’s portfolio has been taken in the wild under natural conditions; the result of him waiting for the “picture perfect moment” across decades and often in hostile conditions. Such a body of work can only be achieved by having a heightened sense of animal behaviour, an uncanny feel for being able to read changing atmospherics in the environment, and patience. At a time when digital technology is, notoriously, reprogramming its users to have shorter attention spans, A Life in the Wild stands as a testament to the rewards that can come to people who slow down their lives and wait for nature’s revelations to happen.
“What Tom has accomplished would be extremely difficult to duplicate. His photographs inspire me because they wake us up to what is at stake. When I think of the very talented nature photographers I’ve been fortunate to know – counted among the very best who ever lived – I consider Tom Mangelsen to be an American treasure.”
– Jane Goodall
For further information about Thomas D. Mangelsen – A Life In The Wild, visit Legacy Museum Exhibition (mangelsen.com)
To celebrate the opening of the exhibit, Thomas Mangelsen joined Robert Bateman over Zoom to discuss art, nature, and life. You can watch the event on our YouTube channel.
The Bateman Gallery Gift Shop has a selection of art cards and beautiful hardcover books to accompany the exhibit – currently 50% off for a limited time only! All proceeds support the Bateman Foundation’s charitable mission to foster mutually beneficial relationships between humans and the natural world. Browse the collection in-store or online.