Guest Speakers January 29, 2014: Madeleine Barbara and George Grubb

Double Feature: Madeleine Barbara and George Grubb

Madeleine Barbara—The Infinite Diversity of Namibia

Her recent photo safaris to Kenya and Namibia have been extraordinary experiences. Capturing images of wild and exotic animals in their natural environment as well as photographing unusual landscapes has been challenging and inspirational in her work.

While she never passes up the opportunity to travel somewhere new to look for that perfect shot she states that “my favorite subjects are really anything I find visually interesting.” She is an active member in the Sierra Club, the Professional Women Photographers (PWP), the Park West Camera Club as well as Photography and Imaging ( She participates in group exhibits as well as juried competitions where she has won several awards.

Tall dune, ostrich and tree in Namibia, photo by Madeleine Barbara
Dune and Ostrich © Madeleine Barbara
Photo of Burchell’s Zebra in Namibia by Madeleine Barbara
Burchell’s Zebra © Madeleine Barbara
George Grubb—Earth’s Vanishing Species

George’s wildlife and landscape photography has taken him around the world, from the orangutans of Borneo to the gorillas of Rwanda, to the polar bears in the Arctic, to the penguins of Antarctica. A 2013 finalist in the Smithsonian’s Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition; George’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York; published in Black & White magazine; he has been a tier-two winner in the North American Nature Photography Association’s ( “2014 Showcase Competition.” His work has been exhibited in many galleries and museums, including a solo exhibit, “Pigeon Forge.” Visit his Web site:

Photo by George Grubb of Kodiak Bear holding fish
Kodiak Bear © George Grubb
Photo by Geroge Grubb of polar bear standing on ice in Artci
Polar Bear in Arctic © George Grubb

Event Details

Wednesday, January 29, 2014—6:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Our meetings are held at The Metropolitan Opera Guild Learning Center, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center. The address is 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, located at 165 West 65 Street, on the north side of West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, closer to Amsterdam. (Google Map link) From the street level, take the elevator or escalator up one level and proceed through the revolving doors into the lobby of the Rose Building to get the elevator up to the 6th floor. 

Lincoln Center is well served by public transportation—Subway: the #1 Local train stops at 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station; Buses: M5, M7, M10, M66, and M104 all stop within one block of Lincoln Center.

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