We're pleased to offer a very special event--Photographer Jonathan Mehring will be at RVCC on Tuesday, December 22 from 4--6pm for a book signing for SKATE THE WORLD: Photographing One World of Skateboarding. We'll have books available for purchase at the event, and refreshments too--come have a cup of cheer with us!
WASHINGTON (Aug. 31, 2015)––SKATE THE WORLD: Photographing One World of Skateboarding (National Geographic Books; ISBN: 978-1-4262-1396-0; Oct. 6, 2015; $30; hardcover) is an exciting and artful look at skate culture around the globe. A collaboration of National Geographic, award-winning photographer Jonathan Mehring — one of ESPN’s top skateboarding influencers — and Levi’s®, it features awe-inspiring images of skateboarding from six continents, including such destinations as Mongolia, Kazakhstan and the Amazon, while showcasing the vitality and unity of the skateboarding culture.
As Mehring writes in his introduction, skateboarding is a positive force in the world. It captivates participants at an early age and guides them during their formative years, providing a sense of community, confidence and purpose. More than entertainment, it’s a lifestyle that transcends social, economic and cultural barriers. The book’s dynamic photographs and powerful stories illustrate that empowerment and universality.
Organized by continent, SKATE THE WORLD takes readers on an exhilarating global tour of skateboarding. The 200 images — by Mehring and other prominent skate photographers — feature professional skaters in dramatic settings and local amateurs against the backdrop of their home turfs. In addition to images of hair-raising skateboard stunts are photographs of skatepark builds that are part of Levi’s® Skateboarding give-back programs in Bangalore, India, and La Paz, Bolivia.
SKATE THE WORLD includes a foreword by veteran skateboarder Tony Hawk, who shares his experience of skateboarding as a uniting force around the world.
About Jonathan Mehring
An award-winning photographer, Mehring has been named one of the most influential people in skateboarding by ESPN and the X Games. Born and raised in central Virginia, and now based in Brooklyn, New York, Mehring has organized groups of pro skaters to travel to every inhabited continent. He has photographed pros and locals in 30 countries. Mehring’s work has been featured in Rolling Stone and the Wall Street Journal as well as in top skateboarding magazines such as Thrasher, Transworld SKATEboarding and Skateboard Mag. In 2013, Mehring began partnering with Levi’s® Skateboarding in its efforts to build skateparks in under-served communities around the world.
Please join us for this very special event, held in the Rockfish Lounge and possibly migrating out to the SK8 ramp.
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