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John & Ann Mahan

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As writers and photographers specializing in the Great Lakes ecosystem, John and Ann Mahan's work has appeared in many publications, including: Audubon, Backpacker, Geo, National Geographic, National Wildlife, Newsweek, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, Sierra, Smithsonian, Midwest Living, Lake Superior, Wisconsin Trails, and books by Reader’s Digest, National Geographic, Sierra Club, and many others. They are the authors and photographers for the books Lake Superior: Story and Spirit and Wild Lake Michigan. More than 200 of their color photographs of Great Lakes lighthouses are featured in the book The Northern Lights: Lighthouses of the Upper Great Lakes.

Fascinated by the natural and human history of this area and captivated by its unique beauty and interrelatedness, Ann and John have prepared multi-media programs for public presentation:

LAKE SUPERIOR: STORY AND SPIRIT
--explores the world’s largest freshwater sea and its watershed: rocky shores and cliffs, wetlands and rivers, forests, islands. A look at its natural and human history reveals the interconnectedness and interdependence of life in the natural world, including humans. Accompanied by music, Great Lakes sounds, and their narration, the Mahans share experiences traveling around (and over) Lake Superior, an ecosystem that is to many a sacred place. (45 min.)

WILD LAKE MICHIGAN
--a portrait of an inland sea still alive with wildness. Inseparable from this watery wilderness are its dunes, Northwoods, wetlands, and islands--and its geologic, human, and maritime history. Accompanied by music, Great Lakes sounds, and their narration, the Mahans take the audience on a journey through Lake Michigan’s wild and natural areas. (45 minutes)

ISLE ROYALE AND BEYOND
--portrays the uniqueness and beauty of the wilderness of Isle Royale National Park. Through photography, Isle Royale sounds (calls of loons and wolves, thunderstorm, campfire, etc.), music, and the Mahans' narration, the show shares experiences while canoeing and backpacking on the island, and thoughts upon leaving the wilderness--of the human species’ role as a part of nature. (45 min.)

GREAT LAKES LIGHTHOUSE ODYSSEY
-- features numerous lighthouses and other Great Lakes subjects, accompanied by music, the Mahans' narration, and sounds recorded as they traveled. The program shares experiences finding the lighthouses, gives an overview of each lake’s characteristics, shows many islands, and discusses the significance and symbolism of the lighthouses.
(45 min.) CLICK HERE TO VIEW A BRIEF EXCERPT

 

NORTH AMERICA'S FRESHWATER SEAS
--an overview of the Great Lakes and what makes them special, including the significance and rarity of freshwater in this world. Covers all 5 Great Lakes. (15 min.)

John and Ann hope that their work will not only give others pleasure, but will also foster a sense of respect and appreciation for the history, uniqueness, and interrelatedness of the Great Lakes ecosystem. Interested individuals or groups may contact them for information on cost and other details.

(Click here to contact them)

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE A BRIEF EXCERPT OF
"GREAT LAKES LIGHTHOUSE ODYSSEY" MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION

 

See a schedule of the Mahans' multi-media presentations

 

All images and text Copyright © John & Ann Mahan, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.