Michael Melford Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2017
Contact:  Trinity Foreman
508-228-9198
tforeman@mariamitchell.org

National Geographic Photographer Michael Melford
to Give Free Talk and Slide Show

Nantucket, MA – Michael Melford, a photographer for National Geographic, will give a free talk and slide show on Saturday, July 8th from 5 pm – 6 pm at the First Congregational Church at 62 N. Centre St.

His talk, entitled, “On Assignment with National Geographic,” will feature his stories and photographs gathered from multiple trips around the world.  Melford has produced eighteen feature stories for National Geographic, including eight cover stories.  He has produced thirty stories for National Geographic Traveler, including nine covers.  He has been the photographer for eight books produced by National Geographic, including three on Alaska.

The stories behind his photographs will make you laugh, make you wonder, and certainly will make you look at the world in a different way.  His assignments have taken him to every continent, from the peaks of the Himalayas to the remote islands of the Seychelles.

“Michael Melford’s world travels and his rich stories make the images from National Geographic come alive.  His camera gives us a glimpse into nature and to the people of the world.  We’re so pleased that he is visiting the Maria Mitchell Association and has offered to provide this photographic journey free to the public,” says Dave Gagnon, Executive Director of the Maria Mitchell Association.

This talk is sponsored by the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket’s Science Center, with a special thanks to the First Congregational Church for hosting the event.