National Geographic Photographer, SAM ABELL, to Present for Fall Distinguished Lecture Series

Sam Abell

Master photographer Sam Abell has been documenting our world since 1970. His award-winning images are informed by meticulous research and thoughtful execution. He has covered many iconic stories of our time, including the culture, commerce, and history of the Mississippi River, the writing of the U.S. Constitution, and the lives of creative giants Leo Tolstoy, Lewis Carroll, and Winslow Homer.

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Several years ago Abell retraced the expanse of the Lewis and Clark trail with the late historian and author Stephen Ambrose. Their resulting book is both beautiful and insightful as it explores the delicate balance between partnership and leadership that Lewis and Clark needed to strike in order to succeed.

On stage Abell is one part artist, one part philosopher, as he takes us deep inside the creative process to explore the universal truths often revealed through photography. Abell's presentation will be held on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014, AT 7:00 P.M. AT TYDINGS AUDITORIUM IN HOBBS. Tickets to the event are FREE, but required to enter. You may request tickets by mail by calling Laurie Dean at 575-492-2108 or by emailing Tickets will be available at area ticket locations beginning August 18th.

PRESENTATION: The Photographic Life: Influenced greatly by his educator parents, Abell brings to the stage an intellectual curiosity and a deep respect for history and culture. He animates our past and shares the intrigue, heartbreak, and sheer joy of life on the road for National Geographic. Abell's presentation will include images and the stories behind the photographs.

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