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Nathan Benn: Photographing the Finger Lakes for National Geographic

May 11th, 2021
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Online Event, Online Event , Corning NY

Nathan Benn: Photographing the Finger Lakes for National Geographic

Free and open to the public | Suggested $10 donation for Not-Yet-Members | Register to receive link

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Lecture Description

In anticipation of the summer spotlight exhibition, FLX KODACHROME, please join us as we hear first-hand from artist Nathan Benn. Benn photographed New York’s Finger Lakes region for National Geographic in 1975, the year when the magazine reached peak circulation of 10.8 million. In addition to sharing images of the Finger Lakes from the mid-1970s, Benn will briefly discuss the evolution of color photography after 1900, a few of National Geographic’s milestones in publishing history, and his own path onto the National Geographic photo staff just as he celebrated his 22nd birthday.

About the Exhibition

FLX KODACHROME features the work of Nathan Benn who photographed the Finger Lakes over the course of a year for National Geographic Magazine in 1975. Benn focused his lens on the heritage and industry of the region, capturing sweeping aerial landscapes of the Finger Lakes and surrounding small towns, as well as portraits of assembly line workers, glassblowers, winery pickers, auctioneers, parade spectators, scout troops and racing enthusiasts of the 70s.

Event Format: This is a Zoom Webinar – that means your camera and microphone won’t be activated, and you’ll be able to just sit back, relax and listen in. A chat box will be available for you to engage with the other attendees and ask questions.


The Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email once you register, and will include simple instructions on how to join with your computer, mobile phone or tablet. 

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