Chasing the Light and the Elusive Puma of Patagonia

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Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 pm — Hunt’s Photo & Video in Melrose, MA

Free Admission

Friday, June 23 at 7:00 pm — Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA

Free Admission

Join renowned South American photographer and nature documentary filmmaker, Ossian Lindholm and Ciclismo Classico/Travel Vision Director, Lauren Hefferon for a visual journey of Patagonia, one of the most coveted photographic destinations in the world! Ossian, a native of Argentina will share his stunning photos of Los Glaciares National Park and Chile’s renowned Torres Del Paine National Park and his in depth knowledge and years of experience traveling to Patagonia. Whether you take hundreds of photos or just enjoy absorbing the views with your eyes, in this fascinating and educational presentation you’ll discover a host of wonders in one of the world’s last great wildernesses.

Here, at the very end of the American continent, lies a visual and sensual treat for the photographer and explorer alike. Patagonia is a dazzling world of calving glaciers, rushing waterfalls, and towering Andean peaks thrusting skywards from the clearest of blue-green waters. There are night skies milky with bright stars and remote islands shrouded with sea mists.

 

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Wildlife abounds here, too: reclusive pumas and soaring condors are just some of the many highlights. Enchanting Patagonia is one of the few places in the Americas where you can get up close to pumas in the wild and take photos. You will also learn about how photography has played a crucial role in protecting the Puma and the many creatures in Torres Del Paine.

Ossian Lindholm is a renowned nature photographer, teacher and documentary filmaker from Tucuman, Argentina. He is dedicated to capturing, preserving, conserving and sharing the landscape, nature and culture of Argentina in its most pristine state. Ossian has published five books and teaches photography courses throughout the year. Since 1998 he has been leading photographers and naturalists on Travel Vision photographic journeys throughout South America and is an instructor at Maine Media Workshops and Santa Fe Workshops.

For four years he created, produced and hosted a very popular weekly nature TV documentary called Travesia Fotograficas. Through his art he aspires to teach that nature is sacred and our relationship to our earth is a symbiotic one. He has clarified his mission in one sentence: “Para Conservar, primero hay que Conocer…” — “To conserve, first you must know.”

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