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King College Students' Photography at Bristol Public Library

January 3 – February 29, 2012

Images by King College photography students will be featured Jan. 3 — Feb. 29, 2012 in the Bristol Public Library's Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery.

During the Spring 2011 semester, King College professors Tammy Mercure and Chris Stewart provided their students with information about the Farm Security Administration, set up in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of his New Deal. The government hired a small but influential group of photographers, including Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans, to document rural America and farmers and to "introduce America to Americans" through photographs.

Each student was assigned a theme to work on pertaining to Bristol, from business owners to cars and yards. The students in this exhibition are John Wade Brasher, Josh Hutton, Lyndsey Keegan, Alyson Lawton, Joseph Maye, Chad Thompson, Clinton Warmoth, and Samantha Woodin.

"This course is a unique experience for our students. Each semester a different focus or topic is chosen and then students from all levels of the program work together with their distinct and varying talents," explains Mercure.

The Bristol library is open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday- Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays 2-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.bristol-library.org or call 276-821-6148.