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Newburyport Public Library Hosts NECC Professor

Submitted by on March 19, 2014 – 2:15 pm
Ansel Adams Environmentalist and Photographer

Ansel Adams Environmentalist and Photographer

Northern Essex Community College Graphic Design Professor Lance Hidy will give a presentation on Ansel Adams as an environmentalist and photographer at the Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St., Newburyport, MA, on Sunday, March 30, at 2:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public, Hidy’s slide presentation will cover Ansel Adams’ long career, which started with a box camera and a trip to Yosemite at the age of 12. He will share Ansel Adams’ work for the Sierra Club, The National Park Service, and the environmental movement of the 1960s.

Ansel Adams is a familiar topic for Hidy. The professor knew Adams personally and he has designed six books and an iPad app on Adams for Little, Brown, & Company.

A graphic design and photography instructor at Northern Essex in Haverhill, Hidy majored in art at Yale University from 1964 to 1968 and later studied privately with Leonard Baskin.

NECC Graphic Design Professor Lance Hidy

NECC Graphic Design Professor Lance Hidy

He was co-founder of David R. Godine, Publisher in 1969, before starting his own design firm in 1973. He switched from books to posters and illustration in 1980, incorporating his love of printmaking with his training in letterforms.

Hidy was the art director of Harvard Business Review and has designed three U.S. postage stamps. In addition to running his design and illustration studio and teaching, Hidy has lectured and written on design history.

This presentation is made possible through the Northern Essex Community College Speakers Bureau. For more information on the speakers’ bureau, visit the college’s website

or contact Ernie Greenslade, director of public relations, at 978-556-3862 or

For more information on the March 30 slide presentation, contact Kat Wilson at 978-465-4428 or