Guest Speaker: Frederick Charles, October 23, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013—6:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Frederick Charles

Light and Air


© Frederick Charles

© Frederick Charles

The Sierra Club played an important role in my growth as a photographer. In a visual presentation of my work, I will trace the influence of John Muir, Ansel Adams and the Sierra Club books upon my photographic development. My use of the photographic medium for preservation and change especially involves land stewardship fights—both successful and unsuccessful. I’ll also look at recent changes in the photographic medium and its effect upon my work (go pro, iphone, enveloping perspective, value of work, shrinking studio).

Fred is a New York-based architectural photographer whose work has appeared in Preservation, Smithsonian, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, TIME, Dwell and LIFE magazines; and in New York 2000 by Robert A.M. Stern and New York: Metropolis of the American Dream by Mayer and Ouellette.

He has documented award-winning restoration projects including the Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum, and New York Botanical Garden’s Enid Haupt Conservatory, both recipients of the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award.

His yearlong landscape project, “The Four Seasons: A Year in the Life of an Orchard,” for LIFE magazine, won an Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography. For more information see

© Frederick Charles

© Frederick Charles

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