Western Art celebrates the American West, including the wild places and wildlife that grace the land. Thomas D. Mangelsen – A Life in the Wild is an exhibition containing 40 of the renowned nature photographer’s most resonant photographs—images that take viewers on a journey across the West and around the globe, deep into the haunts of iconic species whose struggles for survival are metaphorical fulcrums for reflection in the 21st century.
Each 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, allowing viewers to peer into the wild through Mangelsen’s lens. At a time when our world moves faster than ever and digital technology has shortened our 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. One of the most prolific nature photographers of our time, Mangelsen is an award-winning photographer whose images have been exhibited internationally and published in iconic mediums such as National Geographic, Good Morning America, and 60 Minutes.