A new temporary exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Exposure: Lives at Sea examines what life is really like at sea today, through a seafarer’s lens. 

Through a series of photographs taken by those working in the maritime industry, the exhibition shines a light on this often forgotten but integral work. 

We rely on our oceans for food, ecosystem services, energy and transportation, yet it is a world rarely seen. Bringing together photography taken around the world, from the reefs of Mexico to the isolation of Antarctica, this new exhibition shows us the myriad ways life can be spent at sea.

Member exclusives

To celebrate the opening of this exhibition we held two exclusive online events. Tap the arrows to watch them back.

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Exposure: Lives at Sea members' preview

Featuring a Q&A session with Museum director Paddy Rodgers and curator Laura Boon

Meet the photographers

Q&A with Cezar Gabriel and Peter Iain Campbell

Main image © Michal Krzysztofowicz. Dive image © Jennifer Adler. Both photos form part of the exhibition Exposure: Lives at Sea at the National Maritime Museum