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Wild: Michael Nichols

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About this Exhibition

See extraordinary images of wildlife and wild places through the eyes of legendary photographer and former National Geographic magazine Editor at Large for Photography MICHAEL "NICK" NICHOLS in this special exhibition. Visitors will travel to the remotest reaches of the globe through Nick’s stunning, evocative, and technically innovative photos of our natural world. Exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

All general admission tickets for the museum include both the “Tomb of Christ” exhibition and the “Wild” exhibition. All guests must select their entry time when purchasing tickets. If you would like to visit our “Wild” exhibition before visiting “Tomb of Christ,” we recommend selecting an entry time that is 45 minutes to an hour later than you plan to arrive at the museum.


Photograph by Ronan Donovan

Michael "Nick" Nichols


Michael “Nick” Nichols is an award-winning photographer who has consistently broken new ground in photography, using innovative techniques that show us the world and capture our imagination in new and exciting ways. Dubbed “The Indiana Jones of Photography” by France’s Photo magazine, Nick has been featured in Rolling Stone, Life, Aperture, American Photographer, and many other magazines. Nick was a staff photographer for National Geographic magazine from 1996 to 2007, served as the magazine’s editor at large from 2007 to 2014, and was its editor at large for photography from 2014 to 2015. He’s published several books full of his memorable photographs, including Last Place on Earth, Brutal Kinship, and Earth to Sky; a visual biography of his life and work, A Wild Life by Melissa Harris, was released in June 2017. The National Geographic Museum’s fall 2017 exhibition featuring a retrospective of Nick’s groundbreaking work, “Wild: Michael Nichols,” is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through September 17.

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