Witness the beauty and demise of nature seen through the eyes of D. Randall Blythe, as he speaks about the devastating environmental shortsightedness that has been the hallmark of human expansion in the modern age.
Leica Storytellers: A Longer View
Featuring: D. Randall Blythe
Presented in partnership with
Sunday, September 16 | 5PM – 6PM
Location: Leica Pavilion
Witness the beauty and demise of nature seen through the eyes of D. Randall Blythe, as he speaks about the devastating environmental shortsightedness that has been the hallmark of human expansion in the modern age. Blythe’s images of resistance against the currently daunting scenario give us a sliver of hope.
D. Randall Blythe was born in Maryland and grew up in the coastal regions of Tidewater, Virginia and Cape Fear, North Carolina. Accidentally becoming a photographer after he purchased his ﬁrst camera for its video capabilities, he quickly discovered the work of the great French master, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Cartier-Bresson’s philosophy of capturing “the decisive moment” has shaped Blythe’s approach to photography, as well as inspiring his love aﬀair with Leica cameras. Blythe’s ﬁrst exhibit, “Show Me What You’re Made Of” had a two-month run at New York City’s Sacred Gallery, and his second, “From Whence We Came” was exhibited at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, with part of the exhibit remaining in the gallery’s permanent collection. His current exhibit, “A Longer View,” is running from Sept. 13th through Nov. 11th 2018 at the Leica Gallery Boston. His work has been used as album art for several renowned rock groups, and featured internationally in publications from Australia’s Veri.live to America’s Rolling Stone. A published author, Blythe penned the best-selling memoir, “Dark Days,” and writes about music and culture for various outlets. When not on tour with his band, lamb of god, or traveling to surf, Blythe lives with his wife in Richmond, Virginia.
LEICA ON LOAN
Experience Photoville through the lens of a Leica camera with our daily Leica-on-Loan program. Bring your SD card and your passion for photography, we’ll provide the right tools to capture unforgettable moments in and around Photoville.
A selection of Leica cameras and lenses are available to loan on a first-come, first-served basis. Valid ID and credit card required to participate.
Show us your interpretation of #TheLeicaLook for a chance to win a Leica Sofort. Visit the Leica Pavilion to pick up a frame, post an image shot through the frame on Instagram and tag #FrameTheMoment and @LeicaCameraUSA.