November 27, 2012
- Time 7:30 p.m.
- Location Washington, D.C.
- Price Member: $18; General Public: $20
Take a high-flying aerial adventure over the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth with George Steinmetz, one of National Geographic’s top expedition photographers. Inspired by a walk across the Sahara, Steinmetz wanted to see more. He taught himself to fly a motorized paraglider, then mastered the art of capturing stunning photos from above. Featured in a Nat Geo Museum exhibition, this daring aerial photographer will share stories and images of vast and surreal landscapes.
See the companion exhibition Desert Air free in the M Street lobby, August 30–January 27.
Below, watch a video of George Steinmetz paragliding over the Libyan desert in 2009:
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