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Contact Gig for Sharpshooting Alum

— by on May 6th, 2009

Anyone in the Lexington area today (5/6) who is interested in either photography or the Appalachian Mountain ranges should consider stopping by the Outing Club Room in Elrod Commons at 7 p.m. to hear (and see) a special presentation by Harrison Shull, a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1993 who is currently a freelance photographer specializing in outdoor and adventure photography. Harrison’s presentation is sponsored by the Contact Speakers Committee, but will have a more casual atmosphere than many Contact events. Harrison is going to talk about his work. More than talk, though, he’s going to show his work, and you can get a preview of it by going to his Web site, Shullphoto and Appalachian Aerial Photography. Be sure to look at Harrison’s gallery of images under “Projects” to see a set of stunning aerials that he has taken in West Virginia to illustrate two mountaintop removal coal mines. His other aerials are every bit as remarkable. Harrison is also considered one of the top photographers of rock climbers and climbing and self-published a book. You can read an interview about his climbing photography on The Southeast Climbers Coalition Web site.