Friday, November 12, 2010

Photography of Pulitzer Prize Winner Robin Hood on Display NOW!

If you ever doubted that a picture is worth a thousand words, you will want to lay that doubt to rest this week.

From the press release:

On November 13, Chattanooga State Community College opens an exhibition of photographs by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Robin Hood.  On view in the Augusta R. Kolwyck Library, the exhibit is a collection of twenty images, which were specifically selected for Chattanooga State and are included in the newly-published book, Historic Tennessee:  Photographs by Robin Hood.  The exhibition, which is open to the public free of charge, will be on view beginning Saturday, November 13, and continue through Saturday, November 20.   

Chosen by Hood for this regional presentation, the photographs in the exhibition showcase places and scenes that have a historical relevance for Chattanooga and the surrounding area.  

The book, Historic Tennessee, is a celebration of the past: a salute to Tennessee’s rich historical and architectural heritage. Through the beauty of Hood’s memorable images and an eloquent narrative by writer James A. Crutchfield, the publication captures the diversity and uniqueness of the Tennessee experience. Aside from the photographs featured in the Chattanooga State exhibit, the book includes imagery of sites that date back many thousands of years as well as pictures of places that recount three centuries of the Tennessee story.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), Hood has had a distinguished career. After earning a degree in painting and serving in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant during the Vietnam conflict, he joined the staff of the Chattanooga News Free Press. In 1977, he won the Pulitzer Prize for
Photography for his photograph featuring a disabled veteran with his child which was taken during an Armed Forces Day parade. In 1986 he received UTC’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. An ardent promoter of Tennessee, Hood’s photographs document the essence of his home state and are central to other publications such as The Tennesseans: A People and Their Land; The Tennesseans: A People Revisited; Neyland: Life of a Stadium; and Tennessee Country: In the Land of Their Fathers.

The exhibition of Hood’s photographs and the publication of the book Historic Tennessee: Photographs by Robin Hood are sponsored by First Tennessee Bank, Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC, Morning Pointe Assisted Living, U. S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc., Republic Parking System, Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough PLLC, and the State of Tennessee.

Hood’s photography will be on view November 13-20 in the Augusta R. Kolwyck Library, which is located at 4501 Amnicola Highway. The library hours are noted below.

• Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
• Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
• Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
• Sunday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For more information about the exhibition of Robin Hood’s photography, contact the Chattanooga State Augusta R. Kolwyck Library at 423.697.4448.

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