Saturday Presentation

BEHIND MOTHER by Marsel van Oosten

DATE: Saturday, September 25, 2023 – 9:00 AM to 4:30 pm

LOCATION: Martial-Caron Auditorium – St. Boniface University

Snacks and lunch will be provided

Topics to be covered during the presentation:

Marsel will share anecdotes ,behind the scene images and videos from his latest book MOTHER,  This large-format photography book showcase Marsel’s award-winning images from Africa, North America, Asia and Europe.

MOTHER is a personal visual ode to Mother Earth and a celebration of her incredible biodiversity.

From Marsel’s website:

Taking photographs began as a way for Marsel to escape from life in the fast lane. After a trip to Tanzania, however, things started to get more serious. Close encounters with the animals of the Serengeti fueled his passion for wildlife photography, which soon became his specialty. Five years later, Van Oosten took the plunge and swapped his established advertising career for the precarious life of a nature photographer, a move that demands unyielding devotion and commitment.

Marsel’s images are famed for his mastery of composition, lighting, color and perspective. In his work he tries to simplify, to get rid of the extraneous: simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. In addition to winning the overall titles Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Travel Photographer of the Year and International Nature Photographer of the year (2x), his awards include First Prize in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, First Prize in Nature’s Best International Photography Awards, two First Prizes in the Travel Photographer of the Year and several awards in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

His images are featured in galleries and museums, are used worldwide in advertising and design, and he is a regular contributor to National Geographic.

When Marsel is not traveling, he lives in South Africa, with producer and videographer Daniella Sibbing. Together they run specialized nature photography tours for all experience levels to exciting destinations worldwide.

For more information, visit

Instagram Marsel van Oosten