Presentation at the Athens Public Library features photographer Chuck Stewart’s unseen works

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ATHENS, Ohio — Chuck Stewart built a successful career as a much in demand photographer for over six decades. Chuck became a first call photographer, eventually becoming synonymous with jazz and popular music production. In addition to his “official” duties as a military photographer Chuck began creating photo essays of the everyday life of soldiers. Perhaps his most significant assignment was joining the photo unit that chronicled world Cold War atomic tests. As Chuck entered the commercial photography scene, he worked for national Black magazines such as Jet and Ebony and for major record labels. His work expanded over time to include the records of Latin musicians, rock musicians, and early hip-hop stars.

An image promoting an upcoming presentation at the Athens Public Library: Chuck Stewart Homecoming (Recently discovered/unseen works) Thursday, February 2 from 6-8 p.m. The flyer has a black and white image of photographer Chuck Stewart.

Dr. Cromwell’s presentation will essentially be the outline of an exhibit of never-before-seen photographic selections curated from the Stewart Archives by CEO, Kim Stewart and Dr. Cromwell. For the first time, patrons will be able to appreciate the entire creative arc of Chuck’s oeuvre – from Tucson to Ohio University to the gradual unfolding of a signal creative arc which spanned the latter half of the 20th Century.