Olympus Visionary Photographers Give Free Lecture at RIT, March 27

John Isaac and Ian McDonald-Smith to talk about their life’s work




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Olympus Visionary photographers John Isaac and Ian McDonald-Smith will visit RIT to talk about their life’s work in photography. The free lecture will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in Room A205 in Building 6 on the RIT campus.

Isaac’s photography is known around the world, and he has captured some of history’s most remarkable moments as the former chief of the United Nations photo unit. Since 1998, Isaac has focused mostly on nature photography, though he has also worked extensively in Kashmir, the disputed border area between India and Pakistan. His passion to document and help the people of Kashmir will be documented in a new book to be released this fall.

McDonald-Smith specializes in abstract and graphic photography, as well as subjects in landscape, architecture, travel, history and the environment. Passionate about preservation and the environment, McDonald-Smith has dedicated much of his career to documenting both subjects. He established the Global Archive Foundation to catalogue “then and now” images of every possible location on earth to demonstrate how the world is changing.

Isaac and McDonald-Smith are members of the Olympus Visionaries Program, a partnership created by Olympus America Inc. that includes some of the most talented professional photographers. The program offers a venue for photographers to realize their creative vision and provide input to Olympus with its product development and testing.

WHAT: Lecture featuring photographers John Isaac and Ian McDonald-Smith

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27

WHERE: Rm. A205 in Building 6 on the RIT Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

INFORMATION: Call (585) 475-2770