Gary F. Kurutz, director emeritus of the Special Collections Branch of the California State Library in Sacramento, will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 20 meeting of the Woodland Camera Forum. The group will gather at 7 p.m. at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Special Collections includes the California History Section, Sutro Library, General Rare Book Collection and Preservation Office.
Previously, Kurutz held positions as head librarian of the Sutro Library, library director of the California Historical Society and bibliographer of Western American and curator of photography at the Henry E. Huntington Library. Additionally, he serves as executive director of the California State Library Foundation and is an instructor at the California Rare Book School at UCLA.
Kurutz has written extensively on the California Gold Rush, including the award winning “The California Gold Rush: A Descriptive Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets Covering the Years 1848-1853,” and many articles about the Gold Rush and history of California. He also will talk about his time spent working with photographer Ansel Adams.
In addition to Kurutz’s program, members of the Woodland Camera Forum will show some of their recent photographs and discuss their techniques.
Anyone interested in photography, at any skill level, is invited to attend the free program. Refreshments will be served.
For more inforation about the Woodland Camera Forum, call Susan Bovey at 530-219-0955 or visit www.woodlandcameraclub.shutterfly.com.