Thursday, February 2, 2012
Community scenes, local stage productions and glimpses of places a world away.
Fulton photographer Bob Pauley has been capturing the world around him through a camera lens for decades, and that work will be on display in the Mildred Cox Gallery on the William Woods University campus Feb. 11 through March 10 as part of a an exhibit that has been 12 years in the making.
An artist’s reception will be held in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 11.
Pauley, who has a degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, is a former sports editor for The Fulton Sun and a wedding photographer, said in a press release he started trying to pool together a lifetime of photographs in 2000, “but I just kept procrastinating.”
Photos in the exhibit include images captured while Pauley was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War, pictures taken at events around the community and pictures from a number of shows performed at William Woods University — he has taken photos of the plays at WWU since 1981.
“Back in the day, everything was done in black and white. 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,” Pauley said in the release. “Nowadays everything is digital, so all I have to do is push a button to make it black and white.”
The lifelong photographer said, “I don’t hunt for pictures, I just take them when I see them.”