Skerry at Boston University, 2011
1962 (age 51–52)|
Skerry was born in Milford, Massachusetts in 1962, and grew up in Uxbridge. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in media and communications from Worcester State College in 1984. Before becoming a professional photographer, he worked selling corrugated materials and pursued photography on the side.
Skerry has worked for National Geographic' since 1998 and has photographed a number of feature stories. Before 1998 he primarily worked doing shipwreck photography in the waters off of New England, but through his relationship with National Geographic he has now shifted to wildlife photography throughout the world. In so doing he has become passionate about sounding the alarm of the decline of the world's fishing stocks; several of his recent stories focus on conservation photography. Over his three-decade career, he has spent over 10,000 hours underwater.
Skerry has written five books, including "Successful Underwater Photography" (coauthored with Howard Hall) and "Ocean Soul." Besides his 19 published National Geographic stories, his work has also been featured in a number of magazines and he has appeared on several television programs.
Brian Skerry is a founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) and explorer-in-residence at the New England Aquarium in Boston.
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