Sean Palfrey at Harvard Book Store


Sean Palfrey: Home

in conversation with THOMAS URQUHART


December 6, 2023
7:00 PM ET


Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes SEAN PALFREY—Faculty Dean at Harvard University—for a discussion of his new book Sean Palfrey: Home. He will be joined in conversation by THOMAS URQUHART—author of Up for Grabs.

About Sean Palfrey: Home

Polymath Sean Palfrey’s work as a pediatrician and natural scientist informs this fascinating first entry, Home, into his forthcoming series of photography books. In Home, Palfrey shares his beautiful images and stories of the many people and places he has encountered around the world in his work and travels over the past 45 years. A lifetime of observation and experience with children is channeled into his lyrical image making and poetic text. Home ruminates on the variety of human experiences across the globe, from castles to cave dwellings and isolated farmhouses to refugee camps. The result is a joyous and moving book that leaves us with a poignant message: that all living creatures need to have safe places that they consider 'home', where they can be protected, loved, sheltered, preserved, fed and surrounded by community.

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Sean Palfrey
Sean Palfrey

Sean Palfrey

Sean Palfrey is a true polymath. He has had an illustrious career as a pediatrician, Faculty Dean at Harvard University, and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Public Health at Boston University. Simultaneously, Palfrey has spent a lifetime passionately exploring the boundaries of image-making through photography, with his work as a doctor informing his practice. In addition to being a teacher, Dean, and clinician, he served as president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and he has been a legislative advocate for child health programs and policies since the late 1970s. Palfrey exhibits his photography in solo and group shows frequently in the USA.

Thomas Urquhart
Thomas Urquhart

Thomas Urquhart

Thomas Urquhart was born in London, England, brought up in New York City, and received his secondary education in London. He has an M.A. in Geography from Oxford University. As well as his trans-Atlantic background, his career has been similarly split between the arts and wildlife conservation. After nine years working for performing arts organizations (two symphony orchestras and a theater company), he worked at the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Birdlife International in Cambridge, England. In 1988, he became the executive director of the Maine Audubon Society, and he has lived in Maine ever since.

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