This fall, New York’s School of Visual arts honors Lynsey Addario.
The New York Times photojournalist, MacArthur genius grant and Pulitzer Prize recipient — and 1991 Staples High School graduate — takes part in the 32nd annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition.
“The Masters Series: Lynsey Addario” will be a comprehensive retrospective of her fearless, 2-decade journey documenting humanitarian issues around the globe.
The free exhibition runs from September 2 through October 29. Addario gives a special talk on September 9.
The exhibit showcases the photographers’ career, from Afghanistan and Iraq to Congo, Libya, Somalia, Syria, South Sudan, and most recently, Ukraine. She brings a strong focus on women’s issues to her work, including gender-based violence and rape as a weapon of war.
Addario is the author of Of Love and War, a solo collection of photography, and the best-selling memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.
Click here for the CVA website on the exhibition.
You’re never too old to “lunch and learn.” Even in August.
Aspetuck Land Trust announces 2 upcoming sessions.
“Green Corridor: From Vision to Reality” (Wednesday, August 10, noon to 1 p.m.). features director of landowner engagement. Mary Ellen Lemay. She’ll explain why the Green Corridor initiative helps heal the fragmented and toxic landscape that surrounds us.
Using simple eco-friendly steps in yards and other private properties, the Green Corridor allows species to move across the landscape, improving biodiversity. Click here to register.
At “Think Like a Forest” (Friday, August 26, noon to 1 p.m.), Anna Fialkoff explains how planting native trees supports local food webs. Benefits include
purifying air, shading and cooling in hot weather, storing atmospheric carbon, minimizing flooding and storm water runoff, and helping sustain vital pollinators, birds and other wildlife. Click here to register.
And you thought there were no holidays in August!
This coming Tuesday (August 9) is International Co-Working Day.
To celebrate, Office Evolution — the great, airy, flexible and filled-with-all-you-need space at 500 Post Road East (opposite Westport Fire Department headquarters) offers free one-day passes to anyone looking for a new work environment.
The holiday is Tuesday, but the offer is good all next week (August 8-12).
For more information, email Westport.CT@officeevolution.com, or call 203-635-8770. Click here for the Westport website.
The eagle landed yesterday at Compo Beach — and posted majestically for its “Westport … Naturally” shot.
And finally … in honor of International Co-Working Day (story above):