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Photo by Paul Zizka
Date and Time

Apr 25 2020 - 6:30am until
Apr 25 2020 - 7:09am

Location

Central Library, downtown Calgary: 800 - 3rd Street SE, in the Patricia Whalen Performance Hall. Park in City Hall or behind the library.

Contact Information

Sue L. Blanchard [email protected]

National Geographic magazine photographer’s presentation of Alberta and Rocky Mountain landscapes and adventures

Anyone who loves National Geographic magazine can take in the impressive photos and adventures of Alberta photographer and National Geographic Fellow Paul Zizka.

The Banff resident will project his stellar images onto a screen in a story-filled event at the Calgary Central Library on April 25, 2020. Tickets are selling fast for just $20-30 courtesy of the Great Divide Trail Association.

Zizka compositions grace the glossy pages of magazines around the world but some of his best shots for the show will come from his photo shoots of geologic wonders in the back country of Alberta, including mountains, ice caves and glacial icefields.

These and other shots gained international exposure when Zizka photographed himself as a dark figure against a striking hinterland. While shrouded in darkness, Zizka’s silhouette gives way to enormous panoramas in evening and morning light—sweeping mountain ranges, blazing skies and frozen waterfalls.

Zizka has published six books and award-winning landscapes with rugged hikers, climbers and other athletes in the Rockies. Thanks to an exhaustive portfolio of spectacular scenery, Calgarians will not only see some of Alberta’s hidden gems but also hear Zizka describe his amazing photo shoots in spectacular settings.

With the Great Divide Trail Association as event host, Calgarians will learn how to reach the enormous Great Divide Trail to hike, run, mountain bike, and ride horseback along its 1,200 km route, stemming from Waterton Lakes National Park to northeastern British Columbia.

The Great Divide Trail zig-zags across Alberta and British Columbia 30 times in and out of parks. Anyone who has hiked it and sees Zizka’s landscapes at the show will know how it feels to traverse its mountainous outback, both majestic and strenuous for the few hearty athletes who have trekked the entire 1,200 kms.

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