Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Photo Journey...

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. While that may be an exaggeration, there is no doubt that photographs can capture a scene in a way that is almost indescribable.

Ed Hoak of Long Grove, Illinois, has traveled to Russia on four different occasions since 1997 and has had an opportunity to visit various archives, universities, museums and many former German villages. And, of course, he had an opportunity to photograph people, places and things that help tell the story of our German-Russian ancestors.

A Photo Journey to Russian Archives, Universities, and Villages and People I’ve Met will be presented by Ed at 3:45 p.m., Thursday, July 31st. It’s one of more than 40 workshops being presented as part of the 2008 International Convention of Germans from Russia. The convention, July 28-August 3, will be headquartered at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Casper, Wyoming. Ed's photo presentation will be in Ballroom B of the hotel.

A Past President of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR), Ed Hoak serves as current Vice President. He also previously served as Archives Committee Chair of AHSGR.

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