Previous Meeting – Sam Abell – Canon Explorer of Light

Sam Abell - Canon Explorer of Light​


Hosted by the Brentwood Photography Group and sponsored by Canon and Dury’s.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Doors open at 5:30)


Sam Abell’s forty-year career has been dedicated to achieving artistic expression through documentary photography.

He has pursued his goals primarily through lengthy, in-depth assignments for National Geographic, where for thirty years he was a contract and staff photographer.

At the same time, he has maintained a career as an artist, teacher and author. He is also a charter member of Canon’s Explorers of Light program.

A one-person exhibit and monograph of his work at mid-career titled Stay This Moment was organized by the International Center of Photography in New York in 1990.

In 2002 a traveling exhibit and monograph of his work titled Sam Abell: The Photographic Life was organized by the University of Virginia Art Museum.

His other book credits include Seeing Gardens (2000) and The Life of a Photograph ( 2008).

Mr. Abell was a founder of the Santa Fe Center of Photography and has been a member of the boards of the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, and the University of Virginia Museum of Art.

Quote (used as promotion for a lecture) from Peter Poulides, Director, Dallas Center for Photography:

“Sam is widely regarded for the elegance, structure and precision he brings to his editorial and documentary photography. He brings those same qualities to his lecture, creating a positive and energizing experience for the audience.”

Sam Abell
Sam Abell (Photo Credit: Kari Wehrs)

More of Sam’s work can be seen at his Website: