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At the heart of this story is a passionate love affair. At the age of 3, Deborah Kalas was swept into the world of horses, and right away she had a deep respect for their beauty and power, and she had a keen sense of their intelligence and human-like family interactions.
She began photography as a teen and eventually worked for magazines like Life and People documenting the human experience. Over the years, her love and understanding of horses deepened. Then in 2014 she made her first trip to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, in North Dakota, and there, for the first time, she encountered herds of horses running wild and free, as Nature intended, and then and there Deb’s life was profoundly changed.
With abandon, she threw herself into photographing the wild herds and discovering how their habits and interactions move through the seasons and colors of the year and the seasons and colors of their lives. Soon her work photographing and learning turned into a life mission: To help all of us understand the essence and spirit of these magnificent animals and to encourage us to protect this unique part of our American heritage.
Her presentation addresses the interests of photographers and horse lovers alike. For photographers, the presentation will cover; gear, settings, composition and steps to bookmaking. For horse lovers; the story behind some of the images, the challenges the horses face with each season, the life cycle of a wild horse and understanding their behavior.
There will be time for questions afterward and Deborah will be signing books.