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Evening with an Artist: Bert Fox

Evening with an Artist

Our “Evening with an Artist” events bring artists and community members to BRAC for a casual discussion with interesting artists in our area. Local artists are invited to showcase their talent in a small group setting. Wine and refreshments will be served. Guests are able to view and discuss work directly with the artist.

National Geographic Photo Editor

Wednesday, November 30

Tickets: $30 ($25 for BRAC members)

Join us as Bert Fox discusses producing the visual content for National Geographic Magazine’s 50th Anniversary edition celebrating the first ascent of Mount Everest by Edward Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Bert was responsible for the entire visual production of the May 2003 issue of the magazine. He worked with freelance photographers and writers, as well as the National Geographic television production crew filming the sons of the original climbers summiting Mt. Everest in 2002. His fieldwork included travel to Nepal and New Zealand. He directed the selecting, editing, and arranging all of the visual content for this issue.

Bert Fox was a photo editor for National Geographic from 1996 – 2007, during which time he edited the visual content for over 100 stories from ideas to print – procuring, negotiating contracts, overseeing work, editing the photographs, and selecting those that would be included in the magazine. Bert began his 40+ year career as a newspaper photographer. He was a photo editor and Sunday Magazine art director at the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1982-1996. Over the course of his career he was a five-time winner of the prestigious “Photo Editor of the Year” prize awarded by the University of Missouri and National Press Photographers Association in their “Pictures of the Year” International competition. In 2007 he and his wife Nanine Hartzenbusch moved to Charlotte to raise their son Charles, and they relocated to the Upstate in 2019.