Given the geographic subject specialty of the North Carolina Collection, this corner of the “blogosphere” tends to have a Tar Heel focus, with occasional forays into Oceania during the later years of World War II. Hugh Morton did, however, photograph in several states outside North Carolina as well as many international locations including the Middle East, Italy, Austria, New Zealand, and Australia.
If you are in Chapel Hill sometime before April 14th, you can view amateur photography from around the world in the “Carolina Global Photography Exhibition 2012” at the FedEx Global Education Center on the UNC campus. The exhibit features works submitted by UNC students, faculty, staff, and alumni as part of the Carolina Global Photography Competition Fall 2011. From the exhibit’s webpage:
Take in the majesty of Mount Everest, joy of friendship among Indian ladies, beauty of a leopard ready to pounce, and resourcefulness of children in Bangladesh. These images capture our common links of humanity and draw attention to subjects often neglected by conventional media.”
The winners of the contest will be announced at a public opening reception on January 18th at 5:00pm at the FedEx Global Education Center.