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Nat'l Park Svc Photographer Frank Ruggles Speaking at in Leesburg on Sunday, June 12
Nat'l Park Svc Photographer Frank Ruggles Speaking at in Leesburg on Sunday, June 12

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011, Frank Ruggles, formerly  an official photographer with the National Park Service, will be speaking at the Thomas Balch Library.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  The Thomas Balch Library is located at 208 West Market Street in downtown Leesburg.

Frank Ruggles served as an official photographer of the National Park Service from 2007 to 2010.  During his tenure, he visited and photographed over 150 National Parks, Monuments and Forests across the nation.  Frank described his work as a National Park Service photographer as his “dream job,” a position once held by his photographic hero, Ansel Adams.

In his lecture on June 12, 2011, Frank will talk about the 1,000-day, 25,000-mile journey with the National Park Service that took him to the most beautiful and wondrous places in the country. He will also discuss how photography helped to create the National Parks and will have a slide presentation of images from the National Parks.

A professional photographer since 1992, Frank Ruggles has done nearly every type of commercial photography, from architecture and photo journalism to product and scientific photography to portraiture and weddings.  Prior to his assignment with the National Park Service, he worked with a number of federal government agencies, including the Departments of State, Commerce, Energy and Defense, the FBI, and the Smithsonian Institute.  He recently finished his tour with the National Park Service and is preparing his private works for gallery exhibitions across the country.  Frank lives in Virginia with his wife, Lisa Crow Ruggles, and their Great Dane, Wilson.  Frank also serves as a First Sergeant in the Virginia National Guard.

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