Global photography

Scenic view of shepherd and sheep.

Scenic view of shepherd and sheep, most likely in Israel. Taken on 1973 trip Hugh Morton took to the "Holy Land" along with musicians George Hamilton IV, Arthur Smith, Ralph Smith, and others, possibly for filming of television special, circa March 1973.

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.

Interior of Saint Peter's Basilica.

Interior of Saint Peter's Basilica, taken on 1973 trip Hugh Morton took to the "Holy Land" along with musicians George Hamilton IV, Arthur Smith, Ralph Smith, and others, possibly for filming of television special.

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  1. Arthur Smith and the Cracker Jacks were going to the Holy Land to film two segments of Arthur’s syndicated TV show. He asked Daddy to come along to take stills for use on album covers. I was going to be on spring break, so Mom and I were invited to join. The trip coincided with the only ACC tournament Daddy ever missed. That tells you how much my dad thought of Arthur Smith.

    On the way back we spent two days in Rome — to allow the film shot in Israel to catch up to us. The producer was on pins and needles fearing that some macho security officer would feel compelled to X-ray the film cans. All the film made it home…but all of us who were on the trip would love to see the whole collection of photos Daddy took there.

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