Tom Reed – Granite Avatars of Patagonia

Location: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

Time & Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 @ 7:30 PM (Social hours and free beer for members at 6:30)

Directions: From Highway 101 at Santa Rosa go west on Highway 12 to Stony Point Road Exit. Go straight from the middle lane at the light onto Occidental Road. The Round Table Pizza is on the right just down the road.

Photographer and writer Tom Reed will give a slide presentation showing what’s “behind the scenes” of making his beautiful coffee-table Book, “The Granite Avatars of Patagonia,” (see it at www.tomreed.com ) including maps of his movements between Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy in Argentina’s Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Tom’s images are dramatic and powerful, in black and white, and the Text of the book dwells on the experience of profound awe and why we should feel that while looking at a big rock. Tom’s conclusion is that Nature itself is divine, a conclusion that has profound implications, and leads to a deeper inquiry into why we climb. He will conclude by signing his book for customers, offering 20% discount on the book.

“Patagonia has a keen, close observer in Tom Reed. His feeling for the landscape and its wild power comes through in his photographs and writing and in the questions he raises about ourselves as natural beings acting in a natural world.”
–Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia Inc)

Tom Reed

Tom Reed

Tom Reed

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