Harry F. Byrd statue at the Virginia Capitol Square
I’ve been reading Richmond’s Unhealed History by the Rev. Benjamin Campbell. It is a fascinating look back through the more gruesome and dirty details in the history of the settlement and development of Virginia and Richmond.
This is the kind of history you didn’t read in your grade school textbooks and I highly recommend the book.
I’m now presentation guy. I’ve delivered a few power points now on the book “Discovering Richmond’s Monuments” for which I was photographer, editor and researcher. So far my favorite was presenting to a crowd of about 25 at St. Mary’s Woods assisted living facility in the West End. I was very lucky to have an attentive, patient and knowledgeable audience for that one. Next up, the good people of the Southampton Citizen’s Association. Southsiders! Continue reading
I am the photographer for a new book about Richmond statues, monuments, markers and sculpture entitled “Discovering Richmond Monuments: A History of River City Landmarks Beyond the Avenue.”
Unlike much has been written about the Civil War heroes that line the world famous Monument Avenue, the pantheon of tributes at the Capitol, the outstanding accumulation at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the noteworthy tombs at Hollywood Cemetery this volume discovers nearly 100 honors that are positioned elsewhere throughout the city. Continue reading
I’ve agreed to contribute many of the photos of Richmond’s statues I’ve taken over the years to a new book that will focus on the lesser known statues around the city.