Annenberg Space for Photography Iris Lecture | Extreme Exposure

It was such an honor to be asked to speak at this fabulous place.
But I have to admit, I kind of wondered why I was asked to talk during this particular exhibit. All the Images on the wall are stunning photographs of wildlife and exploration by National Geographic colleagues Paul Nicklen and Nick Nichols. Others featured are Donna and StephenO’Mears and Clyde Butcher. This is a description of the show:
Extreme Exposure is an exhibit that features photographs by five photographers who thrive in environments that few dare to explore braving dangerous conditions in order to capture rarely seen moments in the life of our planet.
I mean I have a few animal pictures and I’ve seen some stunning landscapes, but sometimes I feel my greatest challenge is to make the ordinary seem interesting. Whatever. It was an appreciative audience. And I was so impressed by the people and facility that I encourage your to plan a visit.

Extreme Exposures runs through April 17

Annenberg Space for Photography
Iris Nights Lecturer
Melissa Farlow
Feb 10, 2011

Extraordinary People in Ordinary Places

Whether her subjects focus on people, wildlife or landscapes, Melissa Farlow approaches all of her stories with an empathetic eye. While her work often encompasses environmental issues, her greatest love is to photograph people and culture.