July 27, 2009

VISIONS OF AMERICA

ON A recent lazy Sunday morning, while channel surfing, I came across a C-SPAN TV show entitled "Booknotes." The particular episode I fortuitously discovered was about Joseph Sohm, a former history teacher, who has spent over 30 years photographing people, places and events in America. His photos have been published over 50,000 times in publications such as National Geographic, Time, The New York Times and the Washington Post.

Mr. Sohm has a new book out entitled, "Visions of America: Photographing Democracy. The book is the result of photos taken over 30 years from all fifty states that depict different aspects of American democracy. The author recently spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, DC about his life as a photographer, his body of work and his new book. His remarks captivated me but then I am a patriot and a photographer.

Watch the video of Mr. Sohm's talk here.

Read more about Mr. Sohm's new book here.

Visit the "Visions of America" website here. (Be sure to check out the "photo gallery" here).

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