Here to There: Photographing History in the 21st Century

2/25/2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

What drives a pioneer? Found out as the The Owls Head Transportation Museum 2017 Winter
Education Series continues on Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. with internationally
acclaimed photojournalist and former White House Staff Photographer, Samantha Appleton.
This winter, all programs are inspired by the Museum’s exhibition “Women Who Dare:
Pioneering Women of Transportation.”
Samantha will discuss the historic trends she documents in her work during her presentation,
“From Here to There: Photographing History in the 21st Century.” Her work strives to show that
quiet, subtle moments make up the complicated components of large news stories. The bulk of
her career has covered many of the most tumultuous, man-made events of the past decade.
Primary stories have included conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon, social issues in Africa,
and immigration in the US. She has won numerous awards including Pictures of the Year, World
Press Master Class, American Photography and Camera Arts. She was most recently an Official
White House Photographer for the Obama administration during the first term. In addition to her
photography, she is currently working on a non-fiction book project on Iraq.
The third program in the series will commence on Saturday, March 25 as author and historian
Janann Sherman presents “Walking on Air: Aerial Adventures with Pheobe Omlie,” featuring the
famous 1920s female pilot and air racer.
All Owls Head Transportation Museum Winter Education Series programs are free to the public
(suggested donation $10). They begin at 1:00 p.m. on their respective dates. Visitors wishing to
view the Museum before or after attending a Winter Education Series Program will be charged
standard museum admission of $14 for adults and $10 for visitors over 65. Museum admission
is always free to youth under 18 as well as retired and active duty military (Uniformed Services
ID required). To find out more about any Winter Education Series program please contact
Curator and Education Director Ethan Yankura at

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