In October 2010, Clark Little won the Oceans Photography Award at the Nature’s Best Photography competition for his image, “Twister,” which captured a Hawaiian shorebreak. The winning photos from those awards — include 17 others given to photographers shooting wildlife, landscapes and more — will be on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. from April 16 through Sept. 25, 2011. This is the first time Little’s work has been on exhibit on the East Coast.
Last Friday, Little had his first-ever solo exhibition at Seattle’s Evo Timesinfinity Gallery, which is currently displaying 20 prints on canvas until April 30.
Little made a name for himself as a pioneer of surfing Hawaii’s Waimea Bay shorebreak in the 1980s and 90s. He first started shooting pictures of waves in 2007.
“To win an award and then show my work in the Smithsonian in the nation’s capital was not even in my wildest dreams in 2007 when I picked up a camera,” Little says. “This is my biggest honor so far. Until this, my peak was having a two page spread published in National Geographic last summer. I didn’t think I could surpass that.”a