The Year of the Dogs, Live
w/ Vincent J. Musi and special guest Callie Shell presenting Hope, Never Fear: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas
DOORS: 6:30PM / SHOW: 7:00PM
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The Year of the Dogs, Live
The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present The Year of The Dogs, Live w/ Vincent J. Musi and special guest Callie Shell presenting Hope, Never Fear: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas on Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 7PM! The CMH lecture series continues with this unique presentation of two amazing new books by local power couple Vincent J. Musi and Callie Shell. These Charleston-based photographers will be speaking about their life, work, and new books.
Vincent J. Musi is a photographer for National Geographic who spent the last year taking photographs of dogs in his studio on Huger Street. The result is The Year of the Dogs; a book chronicling his work in the studio matched with witty ‘dogographies’ gleaned from his time spent with each subject. From a Labrador that likes opera to akleptomaniac miniature golden doodle, and a loveable one-eyed Jack Russell to a farting bulldog, Musi captures the unique character and personality of these everyday dogs with evocative images and a gently comic mash-up of his own life experiences that have captured the hearts of many on his wildly popular Instagram feed.
In 2004 Callie met a first-term Illinois State Senator named Barack Obama. The two struck up a friendship, and she began photographing him for Time Magazine. Her new book Hope, Never Fear presents a unique look behind the curtains following the journey from the Obama’s family home in Chicago to the most powerful house in our nation.
We are excited to hear about their endeavors in this unique mashup of dog and presidential photography. Tickets are only $10 and are on sale now! Their books will be available for sale in the lobby thanks to Blue Bicycle Books.
The Year of the Dogs
Vincent J. Musi
Vincent J. Musi’s work is familiar to many around the world through the pages of National Geographic magazine. Specializing in animal portraiture, Musi considers his subjects collaborators, rather than simply the topics of his photographs.
As well as National Geographic magazine, Vince and his work have been profiled in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Time magazine, including numerous cover features. He lives in South Carolina with his wife and son.
You can follow Vince on Instagram @vincentjmusi or visit vincentjmusi.com.
Hope, Never Fear
Award-winning photographer Callie Shell presents an intimate and moving portrait of Barack and Michelle Obama and the presidency that made history.
This unique look behind the curtains follows the journey from the Obama’s family home in Chicago to the most powerful house in our nation with a collection of over one hundred photographs, each combined with inspiring and revealing quotations from Michelle and Barack that reveal their warmth, compassion, and unending commitment to service.
With an in-depth introduction by Shell, together with notes drawn from the detailed diaries she kept during her time with the Obamas, this is an affecting and deeply personal insight into this extraordinary couple who inspired and empowered millions of people around the world.
Callie Shell has worked as a photographer for CNN since 2015 and Time magazine since 2001. She first photographed Barack Obama in 2004 before he was elected to the United States Senate, following him into the White House as the forty-fourth president of the United States.
Shell documented the historic campaign, election, and presidency from a unique personal and private perspective. Her photographs have garnered many awards, including recognition from World
She previously served eight years as the official photographer for Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton administration and was a staff photographer at the Pittsburgh Press, USA Today, and the Tennessean. Her work has been published, exhibited, and collected in magazines, books, and galleries throughout the world.
She lives on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, with her son and husband.
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