Sam Abell Closes Out 2011-2012 Photographers’ Lecture Series

Photo courtesy of Sam Abell

National Geographic Photographer, Sam Abell will visit The Williston Northampton School on Wednesday, May 9 as the final photographer in the 2011-2012 Photographers’ Lecture Series.

Mr. Abell will teach an Advanced Photography class and give a lecture, which is open and free to the public, at 6:30 p.m. in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center.

According to his website, Mr. Abell’s photographic life began at a very young age.  In high school in Sylvania, OH and later at the University of Kentucky, he was the editor and photographer for the schools’ yearbooks.

In 1970, Mr. Abell began three decades of work for National Geographic.  In 1990, Stay This Moment, a mid-career retrospective, was published to coincide with an exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York City.  In 2002, the University of Virginia Art Museum organized a traveling exhibition entitled Sam Abell: The Photographic Life; Rizzoli published a companion book simultaneously.  Two additional books, Seeing Gardens (2000) and The Life of a Photograph (2008), chronicling his work have also been published.

Since 1989, Mr. Abell has been associated with The Santa Fe Workshops as a teacher of photography and book publishing.  In 2009, he became a charter member of The Santa Fe Workshops Mentor Program.  Mr. Abell lectures on and teaches photography at institutions around the world.

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