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Chuck Stewart Homecoming: unseen and recently discovered works
February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, Feb. 2 Dr. Arthur Cromwell will present at the Athens Public Library about photographer and Ohio University graduate Chuck Stewart from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Chuck Stewart built a successful career as a much in demand photographer for over 6 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.
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.