Renowned National Geographic Photographer George Steinmetz to Speak at Richland College
Richland College is proud to present renowned National Geographic Photographer George Steinmetz at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 19th in the Fannin Perfrmance Hall at Richland College. Richland continues its commitment to excellence in photography by bringing world-class photographers to campus to interact with students concluding with a free public lecture, poster sale and signing. Past participants in this distinguished series include Mary Ellen Mark, Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor, Ralph Gibson, Joyce Tenneson, Keith Carter, Arno Minkkinen, Jock Sturges, Mitch Dobrowner, and John Sexton.
Since 1986, George has completed more than 40 major photo essays for National
Geographic and 25 stories for GEO magazine in Germany. His expeditions to the
Sahara and Gobi deserts have been featured in separate National Geographic Explorer programs. In 2006 he was awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to document
the work of scientists in the Dry Valleys and volcanos of Antarctica.
George has won numerous awards for photography during his 25-year career, including
two first prizes in science and technology from World Press Photo. He has also won
awards and citations from Pictures of the Year, Overseas Press Club and Life Magazine’s
Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards, and was named National Geographic’s Adventurer of the year
-from Richland College Galleries http://rlc5.dcccd.edu/gallery