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Photographer to speak at technical high school

November 07, 2005

Maryland photographer Edwin Remsberg, who recently partnered with Horizon Goodwill Industries to produce a traveling photo exhibit celebrating the power of work, will be a special guest speaker at Washington County Technical High School on Monday, Nov. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"We are so pleased to be able to sponsor a visit by a teacher and photographer of Edwin's caliber to Tech High, especially during American Education Week," said Greg Evans, manager of marketing and communications at Horizon. "It is particularly gratifying that our 'Power of Work' exhibit, so well received throughout our territory, will be utilized in an educational setting and help young photographers learn more about their craft."

The exhibit will remain at the school until the end of the month.

Remsberg will lecture, share a variety of his photographs and offer critiques of students' work during his visit. He will be meeting with digital photography and visual communications students.

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A photojournalism graduate of the University of Maryland, Remsberg's career began as a staff photographer for The (Baltimore) Sun. In 1989, he became a freelance photographer, shooting pictures for magazines and corporate clients.

Remsberg has traveled to Haiti to cover the violence-scarred elections in that country and has produced photo essays on Belize and on the war in El Salvador. Remsberg's photos appear regularly in regional, national and international publications.

Remsberg's photograph of the Amtrak disaster in Chase, Md., was chosen by Life magazine for its Pictures of the Year issue and later reprinted in Life's "Pictures of the Decade." His first book, "Maryland's Vanishing Lives," was published in 1994. "Testament to Union: Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C." was released in 1998 and "Football in Baltimore" was published in 2000.

Remsberg also has illustrated "Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State" and "The Money Crop - Tobacco after the Buyout."

Most recently, Remsberg spent several weeks in Micronesia and Alaska as part of an ongoing project documenting agriculture in America for the United States Department of Agriculture.

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