National Geographic photographer to speak at Baker
Baldwin City, Kan. — Jim Richardson, the photographer whose image of Baker University’s King James Bible graced the cover of the December National Geographic magazine, will speak at the Baldwin City campus on Tuesday, March 6. The event, free and open to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. at McKibbin Recital Hall at the Owens Musical Arts Building, 408 Eighth St.
The King James Bible, part of the University’s William A. Quayle Rare Bible Collection, was highlighted by the magazine to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the treasured book. British author Adam Nicolson, the writer of the cover story, “The King James Bible: Making a Masterpiece,” traveled from the Bible’s homeland in England to the far reaches of the English-speaking world, where people of many backgrounds continue to find beauty and faith in its words.
Richardson, an American photojournalist based in Lindsborg, Kan., visited the Baldwin City campus last year for the photo shoot. He also traveled to England, Jamaica and Wyoming to take other photos for the feature. His photos will be on display March 6 and through May 20 at the Quayle Bible Collection.
Richardson's first story for National Geographic magazine appeared in 1984. Since then, he has become one of the magazine's most productive contemporary contributing photographers.
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