Monday, April 04, 2011

Jay Maisel, Harry Benson to Speak in Worthington at "Camerama"

Did I spell that right?

Pardon the dip away from all things nature and into photography for photography's sake.

Today I learned that our super cool camera store here in Columbus, Midwest Photo Exchange, is holding a a new event called "Camerama." Normally I'd love to attend this type of thing, an event that attracts world class photographers.  But I don't go, because events like these are often held in places like Las Vegas, or Orlando, or Seattle, or NYC...

So imagine my excitement when I found out that both Harry Benson AND Jay Maisel would be speaking in my little town of Worthington, Ohio, at the Holiday Inn, which is, yes, a three minute walk from my house. Wow. Very cool.

Harry Benson was part of the Beatles invasion (not an attack of an invasive insect), assigned to photograph the group's first visit to the U.S. He has since gone on to photograph all the U.S. presidents since Dwight Eisenhower.  He'll be speaking on Good Friday, April 29, from 6-8.

I first became familiar with Jay Maisel's work from his interview on the Candid Frame podcast.  His photographic eye is amazing and he's know for his quirky "home" in lower Manhattan dubbed "maybe the greatest real-estate coup of all time."  Maisel will give his talk Saturday, April 30, from 6-8.

I'll be there- at least for the two talks (20 bucks each night), will you?


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