Portraits of the Human Spirit
It's not every day that you get to see the work of a real live National Geographic documentary photographer. Well, when you pay a visit to the Ritz East Theatre in Philadelphia on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. you'll have that chance. Presented by the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, "Portraits of the Human Spirit" is Allison Wright's collection of photographs taken from endangered cultures from around the planet. Part of the Society's Explorer Series, the photographs shine a light on a myriad of issues that befall humans. They are incredibly compelling and will move you in ways you've never been moved before. Those who attend will have an opportunity to purchase a copy of Wright's book, "Face to Face: Portraits of the Human Spirit," which she has autographed.
The Geographical Society of Philadelphia has been in existence since 1891, presenting the public with a wealth of opportunities to experience the world of exploration, history, and travel. The Society has also been a supporter of such renowned expeditions as Robert E. Pear's discover of the North Pole in 1902 and Diana Nyad's swim from Cuba to Florida more than a century later. In addition to "Portraits of the Human Spirit," other Explorer Series programs include "Unseen Philadelphia and Beyond" on November 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., "Lure and Lore of Deserts" on March 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and "Angry Planet - Volcanoes" on April 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.