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I had the privilege today of seeing one of the best lectures I’ve ever seen. Robert was asked to give a lecture on color to the art department and he put together a talk that illustrated color from the physics to the neurobiology, all at a level that the layman could understand. It was elegant, beautiful and inspiring. My hopes are that other people have the opportunity to see and hear the talk,. It turns out that if you are in the photographic community, you have an opportunity to see the talk at the Moab Photography Symposium Unfortunately, I’ll be on the other side of the country and will not be able to attend, but I encourage all of you that have an interest in photography to try and make the symposium, if only to learn how we see color.

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