Former Vineyard resident, fine art photographer and educator Michael Zide has been asked to speak for Bogen Imaging at the Photo Plus Expo in New York city this October. The expo, held at the Javits Center, is the largest photographic event in the country. Mr. Zide will present his collection of black and white landscape images of Martha’s Vineyard, the West Coast and the Pioneer Valley during three presentations, Thursday Oct. 23 at 4 p.m., and Friday Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The title of the presentation is Musings and Metaphors.

In addition to Photo Plus Expo, Michael will be presenting a talk at B& H Photo in New York city on Sunday Nov. 9, between 1 and 3 p.m. The topic will be Finding Your Visual Voice. The presentation will be at B& H’s event space on the second floor of the retail store at 420 Ninth avenue

Formerly a photographer for the Vineyard Gazette, Mr. Zide is an instructor of photography at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls. His work can be seen online