James Rebanks in Conversation with Linda Lear

  • November 4, 2016

The authors come to DC on Mon., Nov. 7th, at 7PM.


First son of a shepherd who was also the first son of a shepherd, Rebanks inherited not just a family-owned farm in England’s Lake District, but a way of life so traditional that it seems exotic. He chronicled the seasonal rhythms of a typical year in his evocative The Shepherd’s Life, and in this follow-up, The Shepherd's View: Modern Photographs from an Ancient Landscape, he focuses on the look of the place itself. Using both text and pictures, Rebanks shows us rugged landscape and harsh weather, takes us to livestock sales, introduces his neighbors, and compares how the light in van Gogh and Turner paintings compares to what he sees every day.

Rebanks will be in conversation with Linda Lear, who has written biographies of Rachel Carson and Beatrix Potter. This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for more info.

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