International documentary photographer Daryl Hawk will give a special photography presentation and lecture to the Appalachian Mountain Club entitled “A World Above the World” tonight at the Unitarian Church in Westport.

The presentation is on the Wilton resident’s most recent expedition to the remote Northwest Frontier of Argentina this past April. Hawk embarked on a 3,000 mile journey across the altiplano plateau and over the spectacular and 18,000 ft.-plus Andean mountain range where Argentina, Bolivia and Chile meet.

Wine and cheese will be served at 6:15 followed by dinner at 7. The presentation will begin at 8PM.

The native people of the region survive in one of the most remote, high altitude, bewitching landscapes on earth. Known as Collas, these inhabitants of the region maintain ancient traditions giving thanks to Mother Earth.

While on the highest roads in the Americas, or “the road to the clouds,” Hawk photographed and explored spectacular geological formations and canyons, high altitude lakes, indigenous cultures, pre-hispanic ruins, massive salt flats, geysers, the Atacama desert and the highest active volcanoes in the world. The spiritual journey culminated with the unexpected discovery of Mount Hornical, a hidden away and little known fourteen colored mountain.

Hawk will share his discoveries, stories, and important lessons from the nonstop adventures he experienced every day on his  journey. He will also discuss his style, philosophy and various techniques that he uses when photographing his favorite subject matter.

For the past 25 years, Hawk has traveled to some of the most remote and isolated places in the world telling stories with his camera. He spends weeks at a time documenting and immersing himself in the different cultures and landscapes.

Hawk is also a travel writer and lecturer whose articles and photographs often appear in magazines worldwide. He has been featured several times on NBC’s “Today Show” and Fox 5 Television. He is a member of the Explorers Club, the Royal Geographical Society and the Professional Photographers Association.

Additionally, he has published three books: Distant Journeys, a color retrospective from around the world; Quiet Moments, a black-and-white retrospective from around New England and New York City; and his most recent publication, White Pond, a photographic tribute to a lake in New Hampshire.

Hawk is the former producer and host of the Cablevision show, “The Unconventional Traveler,” which featured some of the world’s leading explorers, travel photographers, and filmmakers sharing their work from various expeditions and documentaries.

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is America’s oldest conservation and recreation organization. With more than 100,000 members, advocates and supporters in the Northeast and beyond the nonprofit AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and stewardship of the mountains, forests, waters and trails of the Appalachian region.

Both AMC members and non-members are welcome to attend. The cost is $8 for members and $15 for non-members, which includes wine, dinner and the show. Participants are asked to bring along a dessert to share if they can.

No reservations are necessary; pay at the door only.

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