Join freelance photographer Mark Hirsch for a presentation and book signing at Decorah Public Library Wednesday April 18 at 6:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public; books will be available for purchase.
While recovering from a serious car accident in 2012, Hirsch was inspired by a friend to use his iPhone to document a year-long photo-a-day project focusing on an old bur oak tree. A career photojournalist as well as an artist and naturalist, Hirsch embraced the challenge, resulting in a transformative experience of healing and self-discovery.
The project ultimately went viral, garnering international attention from broadcasters, magazines, newspapers, and online outlets from around the world including CBS (“Sunday Morning”), MNBC, NPR, PBS, the Sierra Club, Chicago Tribune, the Daily Mail (UK), the Guardian (UK), LeMonde, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Huffington Post as well as many more.
Hirsch spent 20 years in the newspaper industry as a photojournalist, photo editor, and visuals editor before embarking on a freelance career in 2006 as an editorial, corporate, and landscape photographer. His clients include companies like Getty Images, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and John Deere Corporation. Hirsch lives in Platteville, Wisconsin and works out of Dubuque, Iowa.
For more information, call Decorah Public Library at 382-3717.