The Coral Triangle: Christopher Pulitzer Leidy
Physical Opening Reception: November 18 ,2020
Christopher Pulitzer Leidy is the great, great grandson of Joseph Pulitzer, the Hungarian born American newspaper publisher who established in 1917 the Pulitzer Prize. He is the grandson of renowned designer Lily Pulitzer. Chris has steadily established his own legacy as the foremost underwater artist producing photographic images of captivating, rare beauty. To capture his images, he travels to diverse, exotic places such as Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Micronesia, Vanuatu, the Cocos Islands, and most recently Sumatra, Tonga, and the Solomon Islands. He throws away the guidebooks opting instead to immerse himself in different cultures, comprehending and capturing an image as his vernacular. His month spent in each locale often in extreme, austere living conditions is shorthand for what his camera captures. Conquering fear, he goes into the deep seas and dives there, finding his own solace in the ocean. In mysterious and unpredictable depths in landscapes with extraordinary creatures, he takes his photographs. Leidy has attracted the attention of serious art collectors, ocean enthusiasts, and environmentalists. His work has been featured in notable publications including Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, and many more. His work is the subject of the recently released best seller, The Coral Triangle, published by Assouline.
”My mission is to create thought provoking work that challenges the viewers’ minds. I’m an underwater abstract photographer, turning the familiar underwater world upside down.” – Christopher Pulitzer Leidy