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Sacred Place. ©William Giles. All Rights Reserved.

CPA’s Artist Lecture Series presents legendary photographer William Giles on Thursday evening, October 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Now in his 80s, William Giles has lived an extraordinarily adventurous life, and photography has been his creative mainstay. Giles earned his MFA from the University of Rochester, and later became Chairman of the Department of Photography there. He has lived on four different continents, photographed the civil rights movement with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was a staff photographer at the famed photography magazine Aperture, and is a still-active member of the Native American Church. He has studied and worked with many of the generation’s most iconic photographers and photography professionals, most memorably Minor White, who was his friend and mentor.

As a special bonus, his longtime friend, renowned undersea photographer and cinematographer Chuck Davis will be on hand for the event. Davis will share stories and exciting clips from his documentary film on the life of William Giles.

The presentation takes place in Carpenter Hall and will be followed by a short reception in the CPA Gallery.

$10 General admission, free for CPA Members