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Chapter Event - Washington Group

Noted photographer James Blair to speak at May 17 dinner

James Blair, who was a National Geographic Magazine staff photographer from 1962 through 1994, will speak at the Explorers Club Washington Group dinner at the Cosmos Club on Saturday, May 17.

National Geographic published more than 45 of his stories, including major coverages of Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Ethiopia, West Africa, Iran, Russia, and Greece, and various parts of the United States, as well as articles on agriculture, coal, astronomy, and uses of photography in science.

He covered southeast China for the book Journey Into China, published in 1982. He was the chief photographer for the National Geographic book on environment, As We Live and Breathe, and then continued his special interest in the environment with coverage of the disappearing rain forest, environmental pollution, and World Heritage sites.

In 1977, as a result of his coverage of South Africa, Blair was made a Poynter Fellow at Yale University. He also received the Overseas Press Club of America Award for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad for this coverage.

Blair has received numerous awards for other coverage from the National Press Photographers Association and the White House News Photographers Association.Since retiring from the National Geographic Society in 1994, Blair continues to photograph and teach.

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the Washington Group website here.

Date: 05/17/2014

Location: The Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Reservation Notes:

Member and guest ticket price: $60 per person

Reservations must be made by May 13, 2014 with:
Bill Runyon
1812 19th St. NW
Washington DC 20009
202 234-7490
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Member and guest ticket price: $60 per person

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