Photographer/Filmmaker Tom Rossiter Presents “Standing Still Around The World” Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m.

March 5, 2013

Rossiter1Join us Friday, March 8, 7 p.m. at the Essex Library for a talk by Tom Rossiter on the art of travel photography – the planning and techniques used to go to exotic places and come back with a special record of images. Enjoy a showcase of selected photos from Tom’s work around the world including India, Bhutan, Mexico, America, and Japan.

A highly successful architect in his first career, Tom has segued seamlessly into photography and ceramics, receiving a MacArthur grant to travel in India to document a cultural exchange between the Old Town School of Music, Kalapriya, and Indian musicians. He specializes in architectural photography and movies for highly regarded architects, institutions, and owners. In addition he is actively engaged in the photography of nature and culture subjects around the world.

Treat yourself to a look at Tom’s film expertise with a video on the Lurie Garden in Chicago designed by Piet Oudolf.

A registered architect and a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, he was a founding member of McClier and, as President, helped lead it to the 550 person design build firm it became. AECOM, a global engineering and architecture giant, purchased McClier, where Tom served as Managing Director and member of the Core Group. Tom managed the Chicago office for The Austin Company, and worked as a senior designer for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. At the Rhode Island School of Design, he earned a BFA and a Bachelor of Architecture as well as held an internship in the Office of Charles and Ray Eames. Learn more about Tom Rossiter on his website here.