International documentary photographer Daryl Hawk will make an audio-visual presentation entitled “A World Above the World" to the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Westport.
The presentation will be at The Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plain Road, Westport, CT 06880 (www.uuwestport.org). Wine and appetizers from 6.15 pm, dinner at 7.00 pm. and presentation at 8.00 pm. AMC members and non-members are welcome to attend. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Participants are asked to bring along a dessert to share if they can. No reservations. Pay at door only. For more information and directions go to www.ct-amc.org/fairfield or email Eleanor Sasso at email@example.com.
This documentary will be based on his most recent expedition to the remote Northwest Frontier of Argentina this past April. Hawk embarked on a 3000 mile journey across the altiplano plateau and over the spectacular and 18,000 foot plus Andean mountain range where Argentina, Bolivia and Chile meet.
The native people survive in one of the most remote, high altitude, bewitching landscapes on earth. Known as Collas, these inhabitants of the region maintain ancient traditions giving thanks to Mother Earth.
While on the highest roads in the Americas, or “the road to the clouds”, Hawk photographed and explored spectacular geological formations and canyons, high altitude lakes, indigenous cultures, pre-hispanic ruins, massive salt flats, geysers, the Atacama Desert and the highest active volcanoes in the world. The spiritual journey culminated with the unexpected discovery of Mount Hornical, a hidden away and little known fourteen colored mountain.
Mr. Hawk will share his discoveries, stories, and important lessons from the nonstop adventures he experienced everyday on this enlightening journey. He will also discuss his style, philosophy, and various techniques he uses when photographing subject matter.
For the past 25 years, Daryl Hawk has traveled to some of the most remote and isolated places in the world telling stories with his camera. He spends weeks at a time documenting and immersing himself in the different cultures and landscapes. Hawk is also a travel writer and lecturer whose articles and photographs often appear in magazines worldwide. He has been featured several times on NBC’s Today Show and Fox 5 television. He is a member of the Explorers Club, the Royal Geographical Society and the Professional Photographers Association.
Additionally, he has published 3 books: “Distant Journeys”, a color retrospective from around the world, “Quiet Moments”, a black and white retrospective from around New England and New York City, and his most recent publication, “White Pond”, a photographic tribute to a lake in New Hampshire.
He is the former producer and host of the Cablevision show “The Unconventional Traveler,” which featured some of the world’s leading explorers, travel photographers, and filmmakers sharing their work from various expeditions and documentaries.
For more information on Daryl Hawk, visit www.darylhawk.com.
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is America’s oldest conservation and recreation organization. With more than 100,000 members, advocates, and supporters in the Northeast and beyond, the nonprofit AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and stewardship of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. The AMC supports natural resource conservation while encouraging responsible recreation, based on the philosophy that successful, long-term conservation depends upon first-hand enjoyment of the natural environment.