“Thinking photos” with Mark Kelley

At this Friday’s Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside Lecture, award-winning photographer Mark Kelley will discuss how he conceptualizes a photo and explain his thinking process before pressing the camera shutter button.

Kelley is well-known for his grand landscapes as well as his intimate portraits of Alaska from subtle sunrise light on Denali to a handful of brilliant salmonberries in Southeast Alaska. Some of Mark’s most notable photos feature whales.

After working as a photojournalist at the Juneau Empire for over thirteen years, Mark pursued a full-time career in freelance photography and publishing in 1993.

Mark is well known for his Juneau and Southeast Alaska calendars and has sold more than a quarter million books featuring Alaska.

Fireside Lectures occur every Friday night during January, February and March at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, managed by the US Forest Service. There are two presentations: the first is at 6:30 p.m., with a repeat at 8 p.m. Lectures are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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