Thursday, September 25, 2008

Blog: A View to Hugh: Processing the Hugh Morton Photographs and Films

Stephen Fletcher's first blog post on Nov. 1, 2007 explains this blog that documents a digitization project:
The life’s work of photographer Hugh Morton has a new home: the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It took two trips in four vans filled to the gills to bring it all from the Morton residence near Grandfather Mountain to the university where Morton spent his freshman through junior years as a student. His enlistment in the United States Army in September 1942, at the outset of his senior year, pulled him away to the Pacific and on to what became a celebrated life, but he returned to the campus he loved time and time and time again—and likely always with his camera. ...

We also needed a way to keep people informed about our progress and offer glimpses into the collection’s wealth. We are enthused by the public interest and want to transform it into community involvement. So we developed this blog to meet those needs and we hope it “clicks” with you!
This is a very interesting blog and view of the work they are doing. Once you visit it, I guarantee that you'll be skimming through it, looking at photos, and reading snippets of information.

They say that Hugh Morton took his camera everywhere. From the photos I can see, that definitely was true!

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