Topic: Photographing the Human Condition: Finding Your Voice and Telling your Story
Speaker: Dominic Chavez
Location: Common Room, First Parish Bedford, Elm Street Entrance
The BCA Photo Group will kick off another year full of meetings September 13, 7-9 pm, at the First Parish Bedford, 75 Great Road, Elm Street entrance. The first of five guest speakers for the year is Dominic Chavez, a freelance photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts. Chavezwill speak on “Photographing the Human Condition: Finding Your Voice and Telling Your Story”.
Chavez has spent much of his career on the road working in some of the world’s most challenging places. He has recorded the effects of war in Colombia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Angola; the AIDS crisis in more than a dozen countries in Africa; and the battle to eradicate polio in countries in Africa and Asia. In addition, he has covered stories locally and nationally, focusing on the aftermath of 9/11; homeless populations; and those addicted to drugs.
His professional career includes positions at the Denver Post and the Boston Globe. His work has been nationally recognized with many awards, including the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Media Fellowship as well as the Pictures of the Year competition. Chavez has helped produce eight books and his photographs have been exhibited internationally. He has presented a talk at TedxConnecticut and has been interviewed on WGBH-One Guest.
More information about Dominic can be found on his web site: http://www.dominicchavez.com