Fulton photographer to exhibit work at WWU
|1/31/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
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A photo exhibit 12 years in the making will go on display at William Woods University Feb. 11, when Bob Pauley, a Fulton photographer, opens his show.
An artist's reception will be held in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11. The exhibit will run Feb. 11 through March 10 in the Mildred Cox Gallery.
Pauley graduated from the University of Missouri in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in photojournalism. He worked for the Fulton Sun as the sports editor and later worked at the Fulton State Hospital for 29 years. He has taken photos of the plays at WWU since 1981 and also photographs weddings.
Some of the photos in the exhibit are of shows performed at WWU over the years. Jane Friedman, costume designer, has reworked some costumes that will be on display next to the pictures.
"Back in the day, everything was done in black and white," he said. "I used to have to come to the show one night to shoot in black and white, and come back another night to shoot in color to have both. Nowadays everything is digital, so all I have to do is push a button to make it black and white."
Other photos in the exhibit are scenes of Fulton and surrounding areas.
"I had to get on the roof of Jesse Hall (at the University of Missouri) to take one of the photos," he said.
Another of the photos is of soldier in uniform, taken while Pauley was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War.
"I don't hunt for pictures, I just take them when I see them," he said.
He has been working on this project for approximately 12 years.
"I started working on it in 2000, but I just kept procrastinating," said Pauley. He had 23 books of negatives to go through and is "glad it's over with."
Bob Pauley, Fulton photographer, with two of the photos that will be in his exhibit at William Woods University.