The Andes is the focus of Westport photography exhibit
Published 4:51 pm, Thursday, September 5, 2013
The remote Northwest frontier of Argentina and its indigenous animals and settlers will be the focus of a photography presentation and lecture by Daryl Hawk. The international documentary photographer will present "A World Above the World" on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plain Road, Westport.
Hawk embarked on a 3,000-mile journey over the 18,000-foot Andean mountain range where Argentina, Bolivia and Chile meet. While on "the road to the clouds," he photographed and explored geological formations and canyons, high-altitude lakes, indigenous cultures, massive salt flats, geysers, the Atacama desert and the highest active volcanoes in the world. The presentation will include a discussion of Hawk's style, philosophy, and various techniques he uses when photographing subject matter.
The presentation is sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club. The cost is $15, $8 for members, and includes wine and cheese at 6:15 p.m.; dinner at 7; and the presentation at 8. Participants are asked to bring a dessert to share.