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Chris Korbulic Prepares to Show Africa Expedition Photo Display at Mountainfilm
Posted on May 26, 2011

Story and photos by Chris Korbulic

Sitting in the Steaming Bean, a small, locals’ cafe in Telluride, CO, is kind of surreal right now. It’s May 23, snowing outside, and my photos are hanging on the walls above my seat. Some are matted and framed simply, and a few are printed on canvas and stretched over wood frames. The canvases are prominent, hanging in natural light by the big front windows and door.

I came into sleepy Telluride a few days early to hang the photos and watch the small mountain town spring back to life over Memorial Day weekend. More shops are opening today, and people continue trickling onto the main street. The sun occasionally disappears behind dark clouds, and snow falls and sticks briefly until the sun returns. Sometimes it happens altogether, typical Colorado springtime, and the sun shines through falling snow and makes the empty main street even more dreamlike.

Mountainfilm in Telluride marks some very special events for me. Last year, I met the Eddie Bauer/First Ascent team, and this year I have the amazing opportunity to hang some photos from our Great Lakes Kayaking Expedition and share more of our and Hendri’s stories.

Ben Stookesberry’s film, Kadoma, is also premiering to the Mountainfilm audience this Friday. An amazing work of almost staggering intensity and truth, I can’t wait for it to be shared with the wider world. Ben put so much heart and energy into telling the story through this film, and it shows: simply, a beautiful, raw film. I’m nervous, excited and proud to be involved here with my photos, Ben’s film, and the amazing adventure community surrounding all of it.

Author: - Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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