Louie Psihoyos, the Executive Director of Oceanic Preservation Society and Oscar-winning filmmaker, is widely regarded as one of the world’s most prominent still photographers. Thanks to the Northwestern group SEED (Students for Ecological and Environmental Development), Psihoyos will be speaking in Evanston on Thursday, February 4 in a public event at Northwestern’s Cahn Auditorium.
Psihoyos’ first documentary film, “The Cove,” has won over 70 awards globally from festivals and critics, including the Oscar® for Best Documentary Feature in 2009. In his talk on Thursday, Psihoyos will speak about his newest film, “Racing Extinction,” which covers a team of artists and activists as they expose the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet.
SEED is hosting Psihoyos as their 2016 Winter Speaker. This event is free for all attendees, including Northwestern students and staff, Evanston residents, and Chicago residents. There is no registration, all are welcome! Doors will open and seating will begin at 7:45 p.m.
For more information on the event, go to SEED’s event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/578750905633312/.