Downtown Hattiesburg, MS 30 April 2009

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On my early morning walk through downtown Hattiesburg on the 30th of April 2009, I was treated to a sustained display of soft-focused images of the architectural structures set in fog, void of pedestrians and nearly free of vehicular traffic. I have selected 14 of these images for this e-book.
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About Harry Calvin Ward

About the Author

Harry Calvin Ward was born 27 May 1943 in Bay St. Louis, MS. He grew up in Bay St. Louis and New Orleans. He received his B.A. Degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and his M.A. Degree from East Tennessee State University.
Mr. Ward taught art at the University of Southern Mississippi from 1967 to 2005, retiring as Professor Emeritus of Art. He twice received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he taught as part of the studio faculty and was past Chairman of the Department of Art.

As an artist, Mr. Ward’s exhibition record included regional, national and international exhibitions and his awards included: The Southern Contemporary Exhibition Award, Johnson City, TN; The Richard Crosby Award in the 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, Covington, LA; The Award of Merit for best single entry in The Mississippi Competitive Exhibition, Jackson, MS.

Richmond Barthé, noted American sculptor and native of Bay St. Louis, MS was part of Mr. Ward’s focus as an art educator. He established the Richmond Barthé Collection in the University of Southern Mississippi Archives and was instrumental in facilitating the acquisition of two of Barthé’s pieces for the University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art Permanent Collection. Additionally, he was also instrumental in the realization of the National Small Sculpture Exhibition, which took place in Hattiesburg, MS.

As an amateur photographer, Mr. Ward's mind's eye always seems to be drawn to the documentation of his environment. The e-book is his chosen format for sharing some of the records of his daily walks.

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Review by: shrating on July 21, 2016 :
The pictures in this book gave me a feeling of being a ghost walking around my small home town at the magical hour just before sunrise. The pictures have a mysterious feel, because the street lights are changing but no cars are on the street. One suggestion is to not put the grayish background on every page (in the PDF version) behind the pictures because it pulls the eye away from the photo. The gray background clashes a bit with the hazy blue sky in the pictures. A white background might be better.
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Review by: Malcolm Torres on July 19, 2016 :
Wow. Nice little book with selected early morning pictures. Artistically done. I really like the way the author captured the early morning scenes. No cars on the streets, no pedestrians, a beautiful light in the air.
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