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23rd Annual Bishop Reynolds Forum
Posted 02/26/2016 12:28PM

This year's Bishop Reynolds Forum speaker will be photojournalist Stephen Alvarez. Stephen will be speaking to the St. Andrew's-Sewanee community at 8 a.m., Wednesday, March 30 in McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts. The public is invited to attend.

Stephen, a 1983 graduate of SAS and a current parent, has spent his life exploring and photographing the world. He is an award winning National Geographic photographer and filmmaker who produces global stories about exploration, culture, religion, archeology, and the aftermath of conflict. He has published over a dozen feature stories in National Geographic Magazine. The Magazine has sent him from the highest peaks in the Andes to the depths of the deepest cave in the world.

His images have won awards in Pictures of the Year International and Communications Arts. His story on the Maya and their religious rituals was exhibited at Visa pour L'Image in Perpignan, France. Stephen has produced stories with National Public Radio, including a story on underground Paris that won a 2012 White House News Photographers Association award.

His latest National Geographic story on the Origins of Art led from early human sites on the southern coast of Africa to Paleolithic art caves in France and Spain.

Stephen is also the Microsoft Devices brand ambassador and a frequent consultant and commenter on how new photographic technology is changing the world.

To view his work, go to

The Bishop Reynolds Forum brings a prominent speaker to campus each year to engage students and the community in a topic of current interest. The Bishop Reynolds Forum was established through an endowment in memory of The Rt. Rev. George Reynolds, the late Bishop of Tennessee and a former SAS trustee and parent. His daughter Katherine was a member of the Class of 1988.


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