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All proceeds from the book are donated to the Himalayan Cataract Project
Photography has been a passion, as has travel, for Michael S. Lewis M.D. for 30 years. The result is One World: a View of Seven Continents.
Comprised of 262 magnificent full-color photographs, this book draws viewers into a world of exotic and ordinary places, architectural wonders, vast and small landscapes, people and animals – on land and under the sea.
Each photograph is accompanied by a quotation – sometimes inspiring, sometimes humorous. Always, the juxtaposition of the quote and the photograph is striking. The majority of the images also have a commentary from the author. This contributes to a deeper understanding of each photograph and helps us to better understand our connection to one another. We realize we are all notes in the same grand symphony.
After traveling the world and creating images of his experiences, Dr. Lewis wanted to enable those without sight to view their own surroundings. He is, therefore, donating all of the profits from this book to the Himalayan Cataract Project. An extraordinary organization co-founded by Dr. Geoff Tabin, it has been responsible for restoring sight to more than 200,000 people.
Albert Schweitzer said: “You don’t live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.” Dr. Lewis hopes this book will change how we see our world, imagine it and connect to it. Our brothers are here too.
“Michael Lewis is a gifted artist who was born with the true photographer’s eye--a rarity in anyone, much less a celebrated pro in another field.”
– Art Shay, Veteran TIME/LIFE photojournalist and author/photographer of 62 books
“Michael’s work touches me. He has created magical timeless moments, full of joy and wonder that deserve careful and caring attention. His consistent way of seeing speaks to his love of all things on this planet. He embraces the world, One World.”
– John Weiss, Former apprentice to photographer Minor White and former Professor of Art and Coordinator of Photography, University of Delaware
"When I went through One World, I was astounded at its breath. I also loved it's generosity: all the images are compassionate and open hearted. The more I pick it up, the more I focus on the unexpected juxtapositions of the quotations and the descriptive material."
– Chuck Thurow, Executive Director, Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago
“What a powerful and wonderful experience it is to be taken on this fabulous global trip. I felt that I was witness to many ‘sacred moments’ and I was with you all the way. This book lifted my spirits.”
– John Callaway, PBS-TV journalist