Press Release | George Steinmetz: Desert Air

February 11, 2015 Denver Download

For Immediate Release

Contact: Stephanie Blake, Blake Communications

Arts Brookfield Exhibits George Steinmetz: Desert Air at 1801 California

Commissioned exhibition features 28 large-scale images of world’s most remote deserts captured from motorized paraglider.

DENVER (February 11, 2015)Arts Brookfield presents George Steinmetz: Desert Air, a free exhibit of 28 large-scale aerial photographs of the world’s most remote deserts, at Brookfield’s 1801 California from January 27 through March 6, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

George Steinmetz: Desert Air, commissioned by Arts Brookfield, features stunning photographs from the recently published book by the same name. Steinmetz, an award-winning National Geographic photographer, spent 15 years traveling to 27 different countries and Antarctica to document some of the world’s most extreme deserts from the air. Using the lightest and slowest motorized paraglider, Steinmetz compiled a breathtaking array of surreal landscapes that have been shaped by natural forces into unique patterns and designs.

“George Steinmetz’s images offer a unique perspective on parts of the world most of us will never see, while underscoring the need to protect these areas from increasing environmental threats,” said Debra Simon, vice president and artistic director of Arts Brookfield. “Steinmetz is one of the leading nature photographers working today, and we are excited to present this breathtaking exhibition in Denver.”

Best known for his exploration photography, George Steinmetz has completed 31 major photo essays for National Geographic and 25 stories for Germany’s GEO magazine since 1986, exploring subjects ranging from the remotest stretches of Arabia’s Empty Quarter to the unknown tree people of Irian Jaya. His expeditions to the Sahara and Gobi deserts have been featured in separate National Geographic Explorer programs, and in 2006, he was awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to document the work of scientists in the Dry Valleys and volcanoes of Antarctica.

Steinmetz has won numerous awards for photography during his 25-year career, including two first prizes in science and technology from World Press Photo. He also has won awards and citations from Pictures of the Year, Overseas Press Club, and Life Magazine‘s Alfred Eisenstadt Awards.

George Steinmetz: Desert Air continues to expand Arts Brookfield’s growing presence in Denver as a leading presenter of free visual arts. The exhibition was originally on display at Brookfield Place in New York City in 2013. To learn more about this event and other Arts Brookfield programs at 1801 California and Republic Plaza, please visit

About Arts Brookfield
Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield Office Properties’ premier buildings in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art.

About Brookfield Property Partners 
Brookfield Property Partners (NYSE: BPY; TSX: BPY.UN) is a global commercial property company that owns, operates and invests in best-in-class office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hotel assets. Brookfield’s office division owns, develops and manages premier office properties in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Its core portfolio is comprised of interests in 120 properties totaling 90 million square feet in New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, London, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, making Brookfield the global leader in the ownership and management of office assets. Landmark properties include Brookfield Places in Manhattan, Toronto and Perth, Bank of America Plaza in Los Angeles, Bankers Hall in Calgary and Darling Park in Sydney. For more information, visit

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Hannah Payne (Houston)

Paula Peri Tiernan (Denver)

Erica Overskei (Los Angeles)

Kerrie Muskens (Australia)

Bonnie Haigh-Marmoreo (First Canadian Place, Toronto) 

Franca Bellisario (Brookfield Place and Bay Adelaide, Toronto)