National Geographic : 1973 Mar
WINFIELDPARKS(ABOVE) Poet with a camera "F LIKE TO MAKE PICTURES of the small things so that people I will love them and not step on them." In this spirit, Harry S. C. Yen celebrates on film the poetry he sees in nature's everyday creations. Here, lying prone in his backyard, he composes an ode to a stalk of arrowhead. A mirror reflects sunlight onto the small blossom, shaded by a nearby tree. Born in Hangchow, China, Mr. Yen joined the photographic laboratory staff of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC in 1964. His na ture portraits have earned him wide recognition, culminating recently in the prestigious Master of Photography degree, an award by the Professional Photographers of America. Throughout the year skilled photographers like Harry Yen capture earth's rare and familiar beauties for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. Let your friends share your pleasure; nominate them for membership on the form below.