May 10th in NYC: “Learning to Breathe” Photojournalist Alison Wright lectures at the Explorer’s Club in NYC

From the Explorer’s Club website:

“Date: May 10, 2010

Time: 6 PM

Location: New York City Headquarters, 46 East Seventieth Street, NY NY 10021, telephone 212/628-8383

Description: Alison Wright, an internationally renowned photojournalist and social documentary photographer, has spent a lifetime traveling to all corners of the globe photographing endangered cultures and people as well as documenting issues concerning the human condition. In this photo presentation, “Learning to Breathe,” Alison Wright, a freelance photographer with National Geographic photographer, will talk about her cultural images from around the world, including some of her latest work covering the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Alison travels to all corners of the globe, documenting issues concerning the human condition for her editorial, commercial and humanitarian aid clients. “As a documentary photographer, Alison has regularly traveled world-wide and bore witness almost on a daily level, to the dire needs and situations of the children and people in each of these countries.

Alison’s photography is represented by National Geographic and Corbis as well as being published in world-wide periodicals such as National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Islands, Smithsonian, American Photo, Natural History, Time, Forbes, O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography and a two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Award Travel Journalism Award.

Her writing and photographs have been published in her books, “Faces of Hope, Children of a Changing World” “The Dalai Lama, A Simple Monk,” and “The Spirit of Tibet, Portrait of a Culture in Exile” as well as through the Discovery Channel Photo Journeys series.

Member Ticket price: No Charge

Guest Ticket Price: $20

Student Ticket Price: $5 with ID

Reservation Notes: Payment must accompany reservation. Tickets are secured only when a credit card is provided at the time the reservation is made. Reservations made without a credit card are not secured and tickets will be forfeited by 6:50pm the evening of the lecture.

Reservations are suggested on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 212-628-8383, Fax 212-628-4449, or emailreservations@explorers.org

Event open to: Public”

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