New Bankhead House exhibit to feature lawyer’s photography
by Jennifer Cohron
Jan 15, 2012 | 1535 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The award-winning photography of Jasper attorney Pat Nelson will be featured in the first exhibit of 2012 at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center.

The exhibit, which opens Monday, is called “Forty Years of Photography — A Retrospective: Photographs by Pat Nelson and Cameras Through Time.”

One of the highlights of the show is a black and white print of two men sitting on a bench near Washington Square. It was one of the first photos Nelson took with his first professional camera, a Minolta SRT-101, during a 24-hour stopover in New York in 1973.

Two other photos were state winners in their respective color divisions in the 1987 Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards contest.

One is a black and white of his daughters and some friends wearing touring caps surrounded by fall leaves. The other, a color shot of them in the bathtub with their cousins after a hard day of playing, has been published in numerous Eastman Kodak instructional books.

Both photographs were on exhibit for many years at the Kodak Hall at Disney World’s Epcot Center.

The new exhibit will include a display of cameras of all types, shapes and sizes from various time periods.

An opening reception will be held on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m.

The exhibit will be open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until March 23.

Admission is free.

The Walker Area Community Foundation’s inaugural series of exhibits brought thousands of people to the Bankhead House and Heritage Center last year.

The 2011 schedule included “The Wonderful World of Walker County,” “Happy 109th Birthday, Tallulah!” “Sybil Gibson Art Show,” “Birds of a Feather,” “Journey Stories” and “Jewish Families of Walker County.”