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Public Lecture Series with Daryl Hawk

Sacred Places of the World

This event will be streamed live. Please visit our Live Stream page at 7pm on the evening of the event to view the lecture for free.

For the past 30 years, explorer and documentary photographer Daryl Hawk has traveled alone to some of the most remote places in the world telling stories with his camera. He spends weeks at a time documenting and immersing himself in different cultures and landscapes. He is a passionate defender of the world’s remaining wilderness areas and uses his photography to shine a light on why we need to protect them.

Mr. Hawk will be highlighting sacred landscapes with powerful nature, environmental portraits of indigenous cultures, ancient monastaries, etc. from faraway places such as the Arctic, Antarctica, the Andes, Patagonia, Bolivia, Ladakh, India, New Zealand, Bhutan and much more. Mountains, deserts, lakes, rivers, rain forests, forests, tundra have always been locations with intense beauty for him to photograph. These are sites of ceremony , spiritual inspiration and learning and always a primary goal to seek out on his long journeys.

However, sacred lands are more than esoteric, spiritual sanctuaries – these places protect biodiversity. The indigenous cultures that inhabit these lands represent a universitality of values that honor the sacred dimension of land and water. They practice reciprocity, reverence, respect and relationship on a daily basis viewing themselves as part of the earth, not superior to it.

Mr. Hawk will discuss his role as a documentary photographer and the need to continue to create awareness of key environmental and conservation issues. He will discuss his style, techniques, approach to subject matter, and how he plans and researches expeditions. “I like looking for wild country to be young in where my mind can run free and fast with the constant visual stimulation I experience from dawn to dusk – always seeking and searching for something new and different.”

His articles and stories often appear in magazines and newspapers worldwide. He has been featured several times on NBC’s Today Show and Fox 5 television. He has been a member of the Explorers Club for 20 years, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and member of the Professional Photographers Association

He is the former host and producer of the cablevision television 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. He produces over 100 shows over a ten year period. Some of his guests included Buzz Aldrin, Jane Goodall, George Schaller, and George Butler.

Additonally, he has published four books. The first, “Distant Journeys” consists of 200 color images from around the world. His other books include “Quiet Moments”, “White Pond” and “Manhattan.” For more information on Daryl Hawk, please visit his website at

Date: May 23, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

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