Tag: Bayard Wootten

Bayard Wootten Then and Now (Exhibition Opening)

Bayard Wootten portrait detail

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition “‘The joy is in the going.’: Bayard Wootten Photographs North Carolina and The South.” Talks by Jerry Cotten, author of “Light and Air: The Photography of Bayard Wootten,” and the University Libraries’ photographic archivist, Stephen Fletcher.

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“The joy is in the going”: Bayard Wootten Photographs North Carolina and the South

Collage of three Bayard Wootten photographs: Old man, woman raising her arms, and woman in nineteenth-century dress

Wootten was a pioneering female photographer in North Carolina. An exhibition of her work will be on view at Wilson Library through November 4, 2018.

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NY Times Features Bayard Wootten Photos from UNC Libraries

Detail of Boy Selling Apples by Bayard Wooten

The pioneering North Carolina photographer made more than a million images over her career in the first part of the 20th century. The Bayard Wootten Photographic Collection is part of the North Carolina Photographic Archives at the Wilson Special Collections Library.

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