Thatcher Cook to Speak for Photographers’ Lecture Series

©Thatcher CookPhotographer Thatcher Cook will give a lecture at The Williston Northampton School’s Photographers’ Lecture Series in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center on April 18, 2011, at 6:30 p.m.

Documentary photographer Thatcher Cook works for social change and human rights by capturing the human condition in over 60 countries. His clients are primarily humanitarian aid and development organizations (NGOs) that work with refugees and other people affected by war, economic upheaval, and natural disasters. He has a particular interest in photographing forced human migration and nomadic life that he hopes will bring awareness to the world’s most vulnerable populations. When he is not on assignment for international aid organizations, Cook teaches workshops at the Maine Media Workshops and around the globe. He is a co-founder of Pictographers, an organization committed to creating and teaching social change through written and photographic documentation. He also published A Guide to Field Techniques for Documentary Photographers, a guidebook on how to produce, prepare for, and realize long-term documentary projects.

All presentations, which are free and open to the public, take place in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center at The Williston Northampton School. Full biographies of the visiting lecturers can be found at