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Nationally Renowned Photo Essayist Sam Abell To Lecture At University Of Virginia

September 3, 2002--

WHO: Photographer Sam Abell

WHAT: Lecture, book signing and reception in conjunction with the U.VA Art Museum exhibit, “Sam Abell: The Photographic Life”

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 14, 3 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153

Sam Abell has traveled throughout the world documenting the lives and environments of people of all cultures in a 35-year career as a photographer. In conjunction with the exhibit of his work at the University of Virginia Art Museum, “Sam Abell: The Photographic Life,” he will give a lecture on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. in Campbell Hall.

Abell will sign copies of the monograph, “Sam Abell: The Photographic Life,” following the talk at a reception in the U.Va. Art Museum. The book is sponsored by The Oakwood Arts and Sciences Foundation and published by Rizzoli Books.

A longtime Albemarle County resident, Abell has made in-depth photographic essays for magazines and books, and is known for his work for the National Geographic Society, including his 1999 book on Australia. In 1990. his photographs were exhibited in a one-man show at the International Center of Photography in New York City in conjunction with the publication of his mid-career retrospective “Stay This Moment.”

The show, organized by the museum, Abell and guest curator Leah Bendavid-Val, will travel around the country following its Charlottesville exhibition, which closes Sunday, Sept. 15.

For more information about the exhibit or the University of Virginia Art Museum, call (434) 924-3592 or visit the museum Web site at http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Media contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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