Porto Photo Festival proudly presents, in association with Ramos Pinto, Charles (Chuck) O’Rear’s presentation on his world-famous image “Bliss”. This presentation starts at 19h, at Ramos Pinto, and is open to the public.
This is a free event but places are limited so please book your ticket today.
Chuck O’Rear welcomes the opportunity to meet and talk with the people of Porto. He last photographed in Portugal in 1995 when he was commissioned by the photo agency Corbis (owned by Bill Gates) to photograph the cork harvest as well as wine producers in the region. He photographed the Douro region and throughout the Alentejo for that project. Previously, he photographed for 25 years for National Geographic magazine. As a result of being sent by National Geographic to the famous wine regions of Napa Valley, he focused much of his photography on wine and wine regions around the world. He has produced 12 books about wines.
His presentation will cover his “Bliss” photograph, considered the most viewed photo in history. It was the screen saver for Microsoft XP and has been seen on more than a billion computers around the world. He will give a look behind the scenes of the many stories he photographed for National Geographic.