National Geographic Series
May 15th, 2010 @ 3:00 PM
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS: SAM ABELL AND ALEXANDRA AVAKIAN
National Geographic Society (USA: 2009), 73 mins.
This film focuses on two National Geographic photographers; Sam Abell and Alexandra Avakian. Alexandra Avakian documents the culture of the Muslim world and has travelled for the past two decades exploring this culture. Alexandra looks into the way of life that deals with deep faith and love as well as conflict. She goes to Muslim communities that are war-torn and searches the world to take an in-depth look at the culture. Sam Abell is a veteran National Geographic photographer. In the film, the viewer gets an in-depth look at his techniques he uses to capture his best photographs. This documentary looks at both photographers’ styles and specialties as they have been with National Geographic for long periods of time.