Magdalene Sole was born in Spain and grew up in Switzerland, as a daughter of Spanish immigrants. She holds a Masters of Fine Art from Columbia University. Her work has won many awards, including the Silver Award in 2011 at PX3 Prix de la Photographie, France for her new book, New Delta Rising (University Press of Mississippi), and an Oscar for Man on Wire for which she was the Production Manager. She also photographed the abandoned zone around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant in Japan after the 2011 tsunami. As she says:
“For most of us destruction by natural disaster is experienced through a TV. When you are present the experience is vastly different. It recruits all of your senses. You can touch debris, smell the rot and decay, see the great swath of land touched by destruction and experience a loneliness standing in empty destroyed formerly inhabited space that cannot be relieved by changing channels. All of this adheres to your soul.”
The Curtain Raiser will be PWP member Dianne Yudelson.
6:00 – 6:30: Member and Guest Meet & Greet
A great chance for new members and guests to meet and chat with PWP Board members before the lecture.
6:30: Lecture by Magdalena Sole
The lecture is free for PWP members, $10 for non-members (pay at the door). It is open to the public, and guests are welcome. It will take place on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:30 pm, at the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for new members, members and guests to meet PWP board members and get acquainted before the lecture. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Metropolitan Opera Guild
The Rose Building
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 6th Floor
North side of 65th Street btw Broadway & Amsterdam Ave
From the street, take the elevator, escalator, or stairs up one level and proceed through the revolving door into the lobby of the Rose Building. Tell the security desk you are there for the PWP meeting, then take the elevator to the 6th floor. We suggest that you bring a photo ID with you. If you have questions, please call 917-304-4354.
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