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Exhibit by National Geographic Photographer George Steinmetz '75 Opens May 1

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Exhibit by National Geographic Photographer George Steinmetz '75 Opens May 1
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Award-winning photographer George Steinmetz ’75 will be exhibiting his photographs in the Feldman-Horn Gallery on the upper school campus from May 1–26. An opening reception with Steinmetz will be held in the gallery from 2–5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. 

The exhibition includes 38 images of Yemen, the Sahara, China, the Sudan, Brazil and many others.  In order to capture his unique views, Steinmetz created a custom paraglider that silently soars above landscapes, often converting the terrain into pure abstraction. His powerful images offer a view of our world that no one has seen before.

All work is for sale and a percentage of sales will be donated to the Alumni Scholar Endowment. For additional information about this exhibition, please contact Allan Sasaki.

Steinmetz began his serious study of landscape photography after earning a degree in geophysics from Stanford University. He hitchhiked across Africa for more than two years preferring to photograph remote, previously inaccessible areas of wilderness which no one had seen before. In 1986, he started working for National Geographic, and since then has completed and 31 major photo essays.

He has won two 1st prize awards in the area of science and technology from World Press Photo, and numerous citations and awards from other major publications. He is currently working on a project in Ethiopia and Djibouti and is hoping to put together a project in Angola later this spring.

The exhibition was organized by Harvard-Westlake photography faculty Kevin O'Malley and Allan Sasaki.