Talk (6 pm): A Thousand Nights Under Stars
Adventurous journey to the world at night where the wonders of Earth & sky merge in photography, where science meets art.
Workshop (8 pm):
The event is free and open to the public.
About the talk:
A Thousand Nights Under Stars
Babak Tafreshi spent the past two decades photographing surreal scenes of the night sky in all continents, an adventurous journey to the world at night where the wonders of Earth & sky merge in photography, where science meets art. Babak also presents The World at Night (TWAN) international program that involves many of the world's best nightscape photographers documenting the last remaining starry skies on the planet.
About the lecturer:
Babak A. Tafreshi is a photographer for National Geographic specialized in night sky imaging, also a science communicator who bridge art and science. He is the founder of The World At Night program, a board member of Astronomers Without Borders organization, a contributing photographer to Sky&Telescope magazine and the European Southern Observatory. Born in 1978 in Tehran, Babak lives in Boston, but he is often on the move and could be anywhere, from the heart of Sahara to the Himalayas or Antarctica. He received the 2009 Lennart Nilsson Award, the world’s most recognized award at the time for scientific imaging, for his global contribution to night sky photography. babaktafreshi.com Babak A. Tafreshi
This event is presented by Persian Academic and Cultural Student Association, USC PACSA, and is possible because of the generous support of Farhang Foundation.
Please join us on Friday, October 20 at 6pm in SGM 124 for a talk and workshop by National Geographic photographer Babak Tafreshi. In this talk, Babak will reveal the stories behind some of his most iconic photos. He has spent the past two decades photographing surreal scenes of the night sky in all continents and has received the prestigious Lennart Nilsson Award. The talk will take place from 6-8pm and will be followed by a workshop from 8-9:30pm. Both the talk and workshop are free and open to the public. We hope to see you all there!