International documentary photographer Daryl Hawk will give a special photography presentation and lecture to the Norwalk Camera Club titled “High Adventure: Over the Andes” on Monday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weston Public Library.
The documentary is based on his most recent expedition to the remote northwest frontier of Argentina this past April. Mr. Hawk embarked alone on a 3,000-mile journey across the Altiplano plateau and over the spectacular 18,000-foot-plus Andean mountain range where Argentina, Bolivia and Chile meet.
The native people survive in one of the most remote, high altitude, bewitching landscapes on earth. Known as Collas, the inhabitants of the region maintain ancient traditions giving thanks to Mother Earth.
While on the highest roads in the Americas, or “the road to the clouds,” Mr. Hawk photographed and explored spectacular geological formations and canyons, high-altitude lakes, indigenous cultures, pre-Hispanic ruins, massive salt flats, geysers, the Atacama desert, and the highest active volcanoes in the world. The spiritual journey culminated with the unexpected discovery of Mt. Hornical, a hidden-away and little-known 14-colored mountain.
Mr. Hawk will share his discoveries, stories and important lessons from the nonstop adventures he experienced every day on his enlightening journey. He will also discuss his style and philosophy and various techniques.
For the past 25 years, Mr. Hawk has traveled to some of the most remote and isolated places in the world telling stories with his camera. He spends weeks at a time documenting and immersing himself in different cultures and landscapes.
Mr. Hawk is a travel writer and lecturer whose articles and photographs often appear in magazines worldwide. He has been featured several times on NBC’s Today Show and Fox 5 television. He is a member of the Explorers Club.
Additionally, he has published three books: Distant Journeys, a color retrospective from around the world, Quiet Moments, a black-and-white retrospective from around New England and New York City, and his most recent publication, White Pond, a photographic tribute to a lake in New Hampshire.
He is the former producer and host of the Cablevision show The Unconventional Traveler, which featured some of the world’s leading explorers, travel photographers, and filmmakers sharing their work from various expeditions and documentaries.
The Norwalk Camera Club was founded in 1943. The mission of the club is to enhance the enjoyment of photography by providing a forum for both professional and amateur photographers as well as local, regional, and national organizations.