Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-09-15

The Samford University Library will host an exhibit of works by Birmingham photographer George W. Ritchey Sept. 22-Nov. 21.

"America's Beauty, Birds and Buildings" features 70 photographs, many of which show Alabama scenes. The display includes both black and white and color images.

Ritchey has won many awards, including the Gadsden Museum of Fine Arts juried competition's best in show award and the Louisiana Council of the Arts 2008 fine arts juried competition people's choice award.

A longtime photographer for the Birmingham Zoo, he has provided photos for many area directories, calendars, newspapers, magazines and other publications.

His Samford exhibit will be displayed on the library's main level near the grand staircase and on the second floor reading area.

Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m.-1 a.m.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.