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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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CRISTINA MITTERMEIER: STANDING AT THE WATER'S EDGE Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier knows the power of water: the power to give life when it is respected, and the power to destroy when it is misused. During her time with the Kayapó people in the Amazon, she documented a society that relied on their local waterway to survive—and found their way of life threatened by a massive new dam. In British Columbia, she found First Nations protecting their sacred headwaters, and in Hawaii, a new community of indigenous peoples seeking to reclaim their connection to the sea. She learned that one concept bound these three disparate communities together: “Enoughness,” or taking only that which you need. Biography Cristina is a Mexican-born marine biologist and photographer who specializes in conservation issues. As a writer and a photographer for the past 25 years, her work centers on the delicate balance between human well-being and healthy ecosystems. As a writer and series editor of her own publishing company, Earth in Focus editions, Cristina has produced 24 stunning coffee-table books on conservation issues and her work has been published in prestigious scientific publications including Science and Nature as well as in more popular publications and magazines, including National Geographic. She is the founder and former president of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) and was recently recognized as one of the World’s top 40 Most Influential Outdoor Photographers by Outdoor Magazine and is the recipient of the 2011 Nature’s Best/Smithsonian Conservation Photographer of the Year award and the North American Nature Photographer’s Association 2010 Mission Award. She is also the 2016 recipient of the Imaging Alliance “Photographers who Give Back” Award. Cristina is one of Sony’s Artisans of Imagery, she sits on the board of the WILD Foundation, and is part of Conservation International’s Chairman’s Council. As a public speaker she has given presentations in forums ranging from the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to the TEDx stage. Cristina is the founder and President of SeaLegacy, a non profit organization dedicated to furthering the cause of ocean conservation through visual storytelling and photography. "My work is about building a greater awareness of the responsibility of what it means to be a human. It is about understanding that the history of every living thing that has ever existed on this planet also lives within us. It is about the ethical imperative—the urgent reminder that we are inextricably linked to all other species on this planet and that we have a duty to act as the keepers of our fellow life forms.” - Cristina Mittermeier

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Mayo Performing Arts Center Gratefully Acknowledges

For its Support of

Cristina Mittermeier: Standing at the Water's Edge Tuesday • April 17

Through BASF Corporation’s generous support, MPAC is able to present this important program to school groups on Tuesday, April 17 at 10:30 am and the general public on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 pm.