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Ansel Adams Subject of NECC Program at Littleton Library

Submitted by on September 28, 2016 – 5:39 pm
Lance Hidy presentation on Ansel Adams at the Reuben Hoar Library in Littletown

Lance Hidy will lead a presentation on Ansel Adams at the Reuben Hoar Library in Littletown

Northern Essex Community College Graphic Design and Photography Professor Lance Hidy will give a presentation on Ansel Adams as an environmentalist and photographer at the Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, 41 Shattuck St., on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Couper Room.

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 and later studied privately with artist Leonard Baskin.

He was co-founder of David R. Godine, Publisher in 1969, before starting his own design firm in 1973. In addition to his work in the design of typefaces, postage stamps, books, and logos, his hand-printed posters have been widely exhibited. For twenty-five years Hidy has taught part-time. He has had numerous articles and books on design published.

This presentation is made possible through the Northern Essex Community College Speakers Bureau. For more information on the speakers’ bureau, visit the speakers bureau page or the college’s website  or contact Ernie Greenslade, director of public relations, at 978-556-3862 or

For more information on the October 13 event contact the Reuben Hoar Library at 978-540-2600 or email at