Adventure photographer to visit

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Adventure photographer to visit

New Hampshire native Elliott Mazzola's photographs from his adventures around the globe will be on display at the Flat Iron Exchange, 51 The Square, until the end of February. He will be there to talk informally and answer any questions from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. There will be live music and photographs for sale.

Mazzola is a traveler who seeks refuge in the wild places, an adventurer who seeks thrills at high speeds. His photography often reflects the dichotomy between freedom and fear. In addition to capturing the landscape, his photographs frame feats of human excellence in the context of their marvelous earthly backdrops. His odysseys this past year have taken him from the Atlantic to the Pacific and back again on both the North American and Eurasian land masses. He took the Trans-Siberian railroad, walked for days along the Great Wall of China, trekked for weeks in the Himalaya, and crossed the Caspian Sea. Here in the United States, he drove the quiet country roads through Appalachia, crossing the Great Plains and the Rockies, the canyons of Utah, and the varied landscapes of California, visiting a dozen of the National Parks.

Sometimes he sells his photography to raise money for people in need. Last year he raised several thousand dollars to help a Nepalese family rebuild their home and, in another instance, to send two Indian siblings to their first year of school. Just as people around the world have extended many kindnesses to him, his wish is to help others whenever possible.


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