Monday, May 1, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Color Camera club presents an award winning internationally known photojournalist Wendell Phillips
Vancouver based photojournalist Wendell Phillips (www.wendellphillips.com) began his photojournalism career as a staff news photographer in 1981. Since then he’s earned 31 Picture of the Year awards from North American news organizations; as well as two National Magazine Awards in Canada. He was voted Canada’s News Photographer of the year in 1988 and Canadian Photojournalist of the year in 2007 and 2009.
The Photographic Society of America honored Wendell with the International Understanding through Photography Award recognizing his socially engaged documentaries and public lectures with a humanitarian perspective. Phillips has documented the diversity of the human condition on 5 continents in 70 countries that include Greenland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, and Palestinian territories, Bangladesh, Haiti, Madagascar and Nicaragua during the war.
His work has been exhibited with Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California, the Galerie Clairefontaine Espace 1 in Luxembourg and the United Nations in New York City. His work has been featured with the BBC, Time Magazine, South China Morning Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and New York Times.
His work includes deployment in the 2010 Haitian earthquake, and stories covering Muslim Uyghur’s of China’s Xinjiang province, Prisons of Nepal, Tibetan refugee camps, Dogrib people of Northwest Territories, floating hospitals of Bangladesh, Landmine clearing in Cambodia, Lukomir people of Bosnia, post tsunami stories in Banda Ache, Indonesia, Burmese Karen refugee camps, Yaguas of the Amazon Basin, Ifugao’s of Northern Philippines, Surgeons of Sri Lanka, preindustrial lifestyles in Madagascar and Ethiopia, Inughuit narwhal hunters of Polar Greenland, Tuareg’s of Timbuktu, Mali, Animals of the Serengeti, Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya, indigenous wrestlers of Bolivia, stories in Transylvania, Romania, the White House in Washington D.C. and visual narratives from Egypt, Israel, Serbia, Macedonia, East/West Berlin (1982), United Arab Emirates, Cuba, Turkey, Peru, Italy, France, Belgium, Jordan, Austria, England, Denmark, Mexico, Vietnam, Sweden, Jamaica, Venezuela and India.
In sports Phillips has covered the Olympic Games, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, PGA, Canadian Football League and World Cup Surfing in Hawaii.
Phillips has covered numerous world leaders from Pope John Paul in Rome, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President Evo Morales at the National Palace in Boliva, President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, President Amadou Toumani Toure in Bamako, Mali, Presidents Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton. Phillips has also covered Prime Ministers Pierre Trudeau, Brian Mulroney, Joe Clark, John Turner, Paul Martin and Stephen Harper.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Color Camera Club – American Legion Hall
27 Legion Drive
Valhalla, New York 10595
Handicap Accessible? No
Date: Monday, May 1, 2017
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Presenter: Color Camera Club of Westchester
Presenter Phone: 914-769-7758
Presenter Website: www.colorcameraclub.org