Gather. Listen. Connect. Celebrate.
Whether a seasoned explorer, a child of the wild or simply one who finds comfort in the green and blue spaces that shape our home, each of us is pulled to the songs and stories of this extraordinary planet. As we further explore the blue marble that we call home, join us and special guest Cristina Mittermeier at the South Carolina Aquarium Gala: Aperture, benefitting our work in conservation and education. This experience will widen your aperture, tilt your lens and offer a new perspective that may leave you forever changed.
This exclusive and elegant evening with the Aquarium’s closest advocates will celebrate curiosity, discovery and connection through the powerful words and work of Cristina Mittermeier, world-renowned photographer and conservationist.
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 6–11 p.m.
South Carolina Aquarium
Black Tie Attire
Tickets are $400 per person
Photographer and Conservationist
Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Cristina “Mitty” Mitttermeier has been a passionate lifelong advocate for our natural world. A Sony Artisan of Imagery, Mitty was named one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year in 2018, was the recipient of Travel + Leisure’s Global Vision Award for 2021, was named a WINGS Fellow and has received both the Mission Award from the North American Nature Photography Association and the Smithsonian Conservation Photographer of the Year Award. Mitty is also the founder of three powerful platforms: the International League of Conservation Photographers, a collective working together to amplify their impact; SeaLegacy, a nonprofit that harnesses the power of storytelling to raise awareness and drive advocacy through their own media channels; and OneVoice, a new digital technology tool that amplifies stories, campaigns and solutions and inspires action at the intersection of ocean health and social justice.