On Sunday, July 16th at 2:OO pm, wildlife photographer and author Judith Hain will speak at Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) about her book Other Lives, Sacred Places and the travels that inspired the book. She will also present images of her stunning wildlife photography.
Other Lives, Sacred Places is a fulsome expression of wildlife photographer Judith Hain’s respect for and love of the wild lives of Africa’s savannah elephants and their companions in that landscape. Judith offers her photographs and her story to communicate her deeply held belief that these beautiful beings have rich family lives, exhibit a wide range of emotions and intelligence, and fully deserve to be granted room to roam and safety on this earth.This belief is revealed in stunning images which draw the viewer into their world.
Other Lives, Sacred Places is at once a compelling portrait of elephants and, an invitation to all who read it to engage fully with the opportunities life offers us to pursue our passions even/especially when it means going beyond our comfort zone. Judith has said that “if my book can convince one person of the moral imperative of creating a world where animals and people can live harmoniously together, I will consider my efforts well spent.”
Judith Hain manifests her lifelong love of elephants and devotion to all animals over 22 years of wildlife photography in Africa. Judith’s work is distinguished by concentrating the power of the lens to eliminate the hierarchy between humans and other animals to capture compelling images of the intimate life of these other beings.
“Going to Africa is a spiritual journey for me. It’s as close as I get to God,” says Hain, whose 12 visits to Africa are chronicled in Other Lives, Sacred Places. Filled with stunning photos, Hains has captured images of the landscape, colorfully-clad villagers and African wildlife on the continent, focusing on elephants and their families.
Other Lives, Sacred Places was created as a charitable contribution to the organizations with whom Judith has engaged over the years that are doing groundbreaking work in conservation, particularly of wild elephant populations in Africa. Books will be available for purchase at the SSCL presentation. Proceeds from the book sales will be donated to these organizations.
For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org