In this encore episode James Pease Blair, one of National Geographic's legendary photographers talked about love, life, and legacy.
Jim began his 32 year career at the National Geographic Society with a splash as staff photographer on board Jacques Cousteau's Calypso in 1962. As a photography student in the fifties at the Institute of Design in Chicago, he studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, but it was his years as a summer intern with Roy E. Stryker, at the Pittsburgh Photographic Library that made the biggest impression on Jim. Jim Blair's artistry and empathy brought a new kind of humanity to National Geographic which went from being a travel and culture magazine to a journal which included social and environmental images that revealed the soul of planet and its inhabitants.
Don't miss this powerfully moving episode on the 91st anniversary of his birth.