Fredericksburg, Va. – The University of Mary Washington announces the production of a limited-edition coffee table book, University of Mary Washington: Moments in Time, commemorating the 100th anniversary of its founding.
The 128-page hardcover volume showcases the photography of photojournalist Lynda Richardson, a member of the class of 1981 and a world-renowned wildlife photographer. It also includes rarely published archival photographs and a brief history of the institution written by University Historian William B. Crawley, Jr.
Dr. Crawley, rector and visitors chair and distinguished professor of history, also is writing a historical account of the university’s first 100 years. The book University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History will be available after the centennial year.
Richardson, who has traveled the globe with her camera, turned her award-winning photographic eye toward her alma mater for more than a year. In Moments in Time she chronicles the university, capturing images of its buildings, its people and its culture. Her photographs will be featured in the exhibit Moments in Time: Reliving a Year in Photographs at Mary Washington at Gari Melchers Home and Studio Oct. 21 through Dec. 2, 2007.
A Virginia-based wildlife and environmental photojournalist, Richardson has received numerous awards such as Pictures of The Year (POY) and the 2003 Nature’s Best International Photography Competition. She has been included as one of the top female outdoor photographers in Nature’s Best Photography magazine and continues to prove herself on national assignments for Smithsonian, National Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, and many other national and international publications. She also was selected to participate last year in the prestigious “Pro-Tour of Nature Photography,” a month-long competition that is limited to 20 photographers from all over the world.
Copies of Moments in Time can be preordered through Sept. 1, 2007, at a discounted price of $34.95, plus $5.05 for shipping and handling. For more information, visit www.umw.edu/centennial/book, or contact the Office of University Relations at (540) 654-1055 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the exhibition, contact Gari Melchers Home and Studio at (540) 654-1015.