Arctic scenes to be shown at Bristol public library
BRISTOL — The One World Library Project, located at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol, will present “Land of the Midnight Sun: Summer Travels to the Arctic,” on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. At this free presentation, Charlotte resident Jim Squires will show some of his spectacular images of the Arctic landscape and will talk about the adventure of a lifetime that took him to Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago above the Arctic Circle.
Squires describes himself as a passionate, “self-mistaught” photographer with insatiable wanderlust. Last summer, when he was invited by a friend to be part of this Arctic adventure, a BBC filmmaker warned him to have plenty of extra memory available on his computer to store all the images he might take. He wasn’t kidding, and Squires says he is eager to share many of his favorite photographs from the journey and describe the changing landscape above the Arctic Circle.
Squires says he considers himself fortunate to be able to combine two passions — diving and photography — into a dream hobby of underwater photography. He has won several competitions through a combination of understanding the subject matter and its environment, perseverance, creative view-finding, and being in the right place at the right time with the right equipment. At Burlington’s Waterfront Diving Center, where Squires is one of the senior diving instructors, his photographs have adorned the walls for many years.
Squires is recognized nationally as an early education expert and currently serves as Senior Research Fellow for the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.
The Lawrence Memorial Library, which hosts the adult and the kids’ kiosks of the One World Library is located at 40 North St. in Bristol. LML’s online catalog has a full listing of OWLP items that can be found at www.lawrencelibrary.net.
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