Over the course of the current exhibition's IRIS Nights lecture series, we've had an incredible opportunity to get to know and love the staff of one of our favorite magazines
- National Geographic .
The behind-the-scenes stories of how NatGeo photographers capture those unparalleled moments of our changing world almost rivals the wonder of viewing the photographs published in the magazine.
So it comes as no surprise that our final executive guest lecturer from National Geographic , Director of Photography David Griffin
...was greeted by a VERY full house last Thursday at the Space.
David delivered that sought-after narrative, bringing us inside National Geographic and answered questions from the audience including the ultimate
...how to become a National Geographic photographer?
Wallis Annenberg, Neil Leifer,
and Michael Robinson Chávez
were all in attendance at the Space for David's lecture and multimedia presentation.
Along with the first-hand stories from the front lines,
David brought video footage and behind-the-scenes stills of NatGeo photographers chasing the moments,
capturing the extraordinary,
and covering over 100 years of published issues.
The lecture was at times funny,
at times frightening,
at times instructive,
and all in all, totally awe-inspiring.
Thank you David Griffin!
(All images © Unique for the Space)