Premiered at the Fantadia Festival in Asolo, Italy in May 2009, this hour-long presentation is a journey through history, photography and the human condition. In this mixed-media presentation, Todd Gipstein weaves together stories and observations drawn from 40 years of travel and photography, much of it for National Geographic. Todd speaks live as the media sequences unfold behind him.
Geography of the Human Spirit is, indeed, a journey through life and touches on a wide range of subjects. These include an old train station, world places, everyday moments, big events, the Korean War Memorial, the 60s, JFK and the space program, the Vietnam War Memorial, China, Greece, the Boston Marathon, friendship, 9/11, the Titanic, evocative objects and old photographs, found art on city walls, humor, portraits of people around the world, the Civil Rights Movement, world cultures, and the common humanity that unites us.
Along the way, Todd reflects on the art of photography and the meaning of what he has experienced and photographed. This emotional show is somewhat autobiographical, but it is also explores universal themes of life. It offers stories and insights that both engage viewers and invite them to reflect on their own experiences and memories. As one viewer remarked, this is a show that reaches out and touches the soul.
The stories in Geography of the Human Spirit show are wonderful to experience, hard to describe, impossible to forget.
Please contact Todd to inquire about this unforgettable lecture / presentation.