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Picture Taker.

Picture Taker

Ken Elkins

University of Alabama Press

Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0380

0817314784 $35.00 www.uapress.ua.edu

Photojournalists abound, but Ken Elkins stands out from the crowd: he retired in 2000 and is still taking pictures, as chief photographer for the Anniston Star. PICTURE TAKER gathers photos celebrating his 42-year career, presenting a hundred black and white photos from his many images. Many of the rural scenes he's captured are gone, so PICTURE TAKER celebrates more than Elkins: it captures a bygone world and provides many portraits of rural folk and regions which have changed. Elkins focused on his native Alabama, capturing mostly the poor: PICTURE TAKER: PHOTOGRAPHS BY KEN ELKINS pays tribute to these people as much as to Elkins' talents.
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Title Annotation:Picture Taker: Photographs by Ken Elkins
Publication:California Bookwatch
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Date:Jan 1, 2007
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