World-Renowned National Geographic Photographer to Speak at JBU

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SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (October 23, 2014) -  

World-renowned National Geographic photographer and journalist Sam Abell will speak at John Brown University on Saturday, Nov., 1 at 3:00 p.m. in the Simmons Great Hall.

Abell's thirty-year career has been dedicated to achieving artistic expression through documentary photography, while maintaining a career as an artist, teacher and author. He works primarily with the photography of cultural landscape.

In 1990, Abell's work was the subject of a one-man exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York City. A companion book, “Stay This Moment,” was published at that time. In 2002 he collaborated with Leah Bendavid-Val on a retrospective of his life and work titled “Sam Abell:The Photographic Life,” published by Rizzoli. He is also the author of the book “Seeing Gardens.”

This presentation is provided through partnership with John Brown University’s Department of Photography, Bedford Camera and Video and The Canon DLC program: Photographers of Light.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, please contact Jeannie Abbott at or 479-238-8561.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 1 overall and a Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News. JBU enrolls more than 2,800 students from 42 states and 40 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

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