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Williams Hosting Priddy Photo Exhibition

1/21/2013

Works by photographer Rufus Priddy will be on display through Feb. 7 at Williams Baptist College. The wide ranging photos will be on display in the gallery of WBC’s Maddox Center, hosted by the Williams Department of Art.

The exhibition is in honor of Dr. Jack and Martha Nicholas, who are close friends of Priddy and his wife, Jo Ann. Dr. Nicholas was president of WBC for 18 years, and Mrs. Nicholas was the longtime library director at Williams. Pictures of them and mementos from their years at Williams are included in the display.

Priddy, who lives at Hot Springs Village, Ark., says he has pursued photography since he received a Kodak 3-D camera when he was a student. In the decades since, he has photographed images around the world, including scenic landscapes, noteworthy buildings and monuments, wild animals in their natural habitat and many other aspects of nature.

"My primary objective in photography has always been to capture as realistically as possible, and as close to the original as possible, the image at hand," Priddy says in his photographer’s statement for the exhibit.

"Many of these scenes will bring back memories to people who have visited these locations. My sincere hope is that other pictures that may not be as familiar will generate a desire that is ultimately fulfilled in the joy of witnessing these scenes personally," he notes.

The exhibition is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Feb. 7. There is no charge to attend the exhibit, and the public is invited.

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