Tropical Coral Reef, Temae Reef, Moorea, French Polynesia, from the series One Cubic Foot, 2008
C-print mounted on aluminum, printed in 2016, 48 x 92 inches, signed on certificate
Courtesy of the artist
David Liittschwager is a contributing photographer to National Geographic and other magazines. He received his training in photography while assisting Richard Avedon in New York from 1984 through 1986. His photographs have been exhibited in many museums, including the American Museum of Natural History, New York; the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.; the Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii; and the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. In 1997, he co-produced the Emmy Award–winning National Geographic television special America’s Endangered Species: Don’t Say Goodbye.
Liittschwager collaborated with Susan Middleton on the books Here Today (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1991); Witness (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994); Remains of a Rainbow (Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2001); and Archipelago (Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2005). He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 2008 World Press Photo Award in the Nature category and the 2012 Thomson Reuters/Zoological Record Award for Communicating Zoology for his project A World in One Cubic Foot: Portraits of Biodiversity.