Lecture series for adults age 55 and older continues

March 22, 2016

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE), an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, will continue its spring lecture series on Friday, April 1.

Each SAGE session is held on a Friday and begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., followed by the featured speaker at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. All SAGE lectures are held in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road in Center Valley.

On April 1, Christos Karfakis, a contemporary photo-historian, will send attendees back in time, talking about everything from the ever-popular selfie to caves and ancient metallurgy while presenting “The Evolution of Photography.” This will be an intergenerational lecture with Penn State Lehigh Valley undergraduate art students in attendance as well. Karfakis will describe how photography came to be so important in people’s daily lives.

Karfakis has amassed a remarkable collection of cameras and images that have enabled him to further study and understand the history of photography. The time spent collecting and studying have enabled Karfakis to map the evolution of photography from its beginnings to the advent of social media.

Karfakis is a master on how photography was invented and he enjoys sharing with audiences information how photography impacts daily life in Western culture today. He is a member of The Photographic Historical Society based in Rochester, New York, and he has been a member of the Daguerreian Society since 1994.

The cost per lecture is $20. Lunch is included. To register, contact Diane McAloon at 610-285-5066 or dmcaloon@psu.edu.

The mission of SAGE is to encourage intellectual and cultural enrichment for seniors, age 55 and older, by providing a stimulating college-level lecture, workshop and seminar environment through a self-funded, self-directed and member-driven program.

Last Updated March 22, 2016