Our February Speaker: Visko Hatfield

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The Women’s Forum of Litchfield welcomes Visko Hatfield to speak on “The Art of Visual Communication” beginning at 2:30pm on Thursday, February 4, at the Litchfield Community Center at 421 Bantam Road in Litchfield.

Bantam resident and freelance photographer Visko Hatfield, was born in Salem, Oregon, grew up in Washington, DC, earned his BA at the University of South Carolina, moved to New York City and eventually made Litchfield County his permanent home.

Since establishing himself in New York in 1998, Visko has built an impressive, expressive, and instinctively compelling body of both national and internationally commissioned work. His saturated, stylized, fluid canvases seamlessly blend art and commerce while maintaining a vibrant atmospheric freshness and sensuality.

When asked to describe the range of portraits he shoots, Visko replies “from Bankers to Bee Keepers.”

His portraits have captured the images of artists and actors, billionaires and boxers, politicians and diplomats, the Military, models, friends, everyday people and complete strangers. His celebrity photography includes Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Hillary Clinton, Bill O-Reilly, Queen Latifah, George Soros, Debbie Harry, artists Jeff Koons and Roy Lichtenstein, Lily Tomlin, Elizabeth Hurley and Steve O.

Visko has created indelible images for brands like American Express, Christie’s, Gatorade, Hard Rock, HBO, Cinemax, Lancôme, Levi’s Silvertab, MTV, Nike and Speedo. He recently finished a Project for National Geographic Television that will air early this year.

Locally, he is a board member of ASAP, The After School Arts Program and heads their Annual Celebration of Young Photographer’s held in Litchfield each November. He and his wife Sharron have two children who attend Litchfield Middle School.

The event will be open to non-Forum members with a $10 fee at the door, which includes a High Tea reception. For further information, call 860-605-7207 or email womensforumoflitchfield.org.

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