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The Wonder and the Worry: A Photographer’s Journey

  • September 26, 2024
  • 7:00 pm

Experience an enlightening evening with Chris Johns on September 26 at 7:00PM, whose illustrious career has spanned over two decades at National Geographic, first as a staff photographer and later as the first photographer to become Editor-in-Chief. Join us at the Blackhawk Museum to hear from a visionary who has significantly shaped one of the world’s most iconic publications.

Chris will share insights from his near-decade leadership at National Geographic, highlighting how he navigated the dual challenges of celebrating global wonders and addressing urgent environmental and social issues. The talk will also delve into a deeply personal chapter of his life—his battle with stage-four lung cancer, diagnosed during the production of a special issue on Yellowstone National Park.

This candid discussion will not only explore Chris’s groundbreaking contributions to photography and journalism but also his profound personal journey confronting cancer and reconnecting with what matters most in life. His stories are filled with resilience, passion, and a deep commitment to both family and the planet.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain unique insights from a man who has spent a lifetime capturing and celebrating the world’s stories, while facing his own profound challenges.

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