Extreme Planet with Carsten Peter

Dec. 29, 2014
Paul Bilyeu, 813.222.1050 ─ [email protected]
The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts presents
Extreme Planet with Carsten Peter, Photographer
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center
Regularly priced tickets are $25
TAMPA, Fla. — The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents Photographer Carsten Peter’s Extreme
Planet on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Hall, as the second installment in the fifth season of
the National Geographic LIVE! speaker series funded in part by The Joy McCann Foundation and the Tampa
Bay Times. The series showcases the writers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, explorers and
adventurers who bring the world home.
Carsten Peter, a World Press Photo award winner and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine,
specializes in going to extremes: scuba diving in a glacier on Mont Blanc, crossing the Sahara on a camel,
caving in Borneo. He searches for wild places where his survival depends on his wits and his skills as a
technical climber, paraglider, caver, diver and canyoneer.
He is enthusiastically obsessed with devising innovative photographic techniques to capture never-beforeseen images from some of the scariest environments on the planet. His many adventures include braving
toxic caverns and acid waterfalls to shoot within the deepest ice shafts on Earth, rappelling into active
volcanoes with turbulent lava lakes and superheated thermal caves and breaking altitude records while flying
his motorized paraglider.
In addition to his World Press award—for his coverage of tornadoes while storm-chasing in the U.S. West—
he has received an Emmy® Award for his videography from inside an active volcano in the South Pacific.
His images have been published in National Geographic and other magazines.
Regularly priced tickets for the Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, 7 p.m., presentation by Carsten Peter are $25 and
may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the
Straz Center Ticket Sales Office or online at www.strazcenter.org. Handling fees will apply. For more
information about the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, please visit the Straz
Center’s website at www.strazcenter.org.
Events, days, dates, times, performers and prices are subject to change without notice.
The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its programs are funded in part by the City of Tampa; the Hillsborough County Board of County
Commissioners; the Tourist Development Council/Hillsborough County; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida
Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts