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About the Author
Sam Abell has been a photographer for National Geographic since 1970. His previous books include Stay This Moment and Seeing Gardens. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, and the Santa Fe Center for the Visual Arts, where he teaches. He is represented by the Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.
He lives with his wife Denise in Crozet, Virginia.
Leah Bendavid-Val is the author of four books on photography including Propaganda & Dreams and Stories on Paper & Glass. She has curated photography exhibitions for the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Pushkin Museum of Art, Moscow. She has been a book editor for National Geographic since 1985 and is presently Editorial Director for inSIGHT, an ongoing series of monogarphs on photographers.
She and her husband Avrom have three children and live in Washington, D.C.
Celebrated photographer Sam Abell has been a mainstay in the landscape photography and photojournalism worlds for decades. Immensely well-known and popular among photography students and amateur photographers alike, Abell's signature landscape photography has graced the pages of such magazines as National Geographic and Popular Photography. Sam Abell: The Photographic Life is an unprecedented look at the life and work of this artist's photographic process and reveals much about the relationship between art and life through the teachings that make him so sought after by photography students. This elegant book contains photography by Abell and such ephemera as postcards and invitations-most previously unpublished-that detail the inspiration for and influences on his photography. This a perfect gift book for lovers of photography.
This book coincides with a major traveling retrospective that opens in fall 2002 at the Bayly Museum of Art, Charlottesville, the artist's hometown. The exhibit travels to the Toledo Museum of Art and the George Eastman House.