Hugh Morton has had a long and active public life as an environmentalist, developer, and promoter of tourism. His favorite role, however, is that of news photographer. Hugh Morton's North Carolina gathers hundreds of photographs from his sixty-year career, including unpublished images from his personal collection and many well-known images of the state's people and places. The collection is divided into three sections. ""Scenes"" ranges from the coast to the mountains, including many of Morton's famous images of wildflowers, wildlife, and state landmarks. ""People and Events"" features state and national politicians, educators, business professionals, and media figures. The ""Sports"" section reflects Morton's passion for athletics, with a particular focus on college basketball and football. Informative captions throughout the book provide background on the people and places pictured as well as Morton's reflections on the moments he captured on film. As this collection reveals, Hugh Morton was on the scene for some of the most important events in the history of twentieth-century North Carolina, and he always carried his camera with him. Lovers of North Carolina, both local and distant, will all enjoy this richly personal state portrait. |This collection features over 250 photographs spanning the sixty-year career of North Carolina's most famous photojournalist, Hugh Morton. It features unpublished images from Morton's personal collection and some of the best-known images of the state's people, places, and events in politics and sports.
Hugh Morton, president of Grandfather Mountain, has received numerous awards for his public service, conservation efforts, and journalistic contributions to his native state of North Carolina. His photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated, and hang in nearly every visitor center along North Carolina's highways. His well-known photograph of the Lynn Cove Viaduct appears on the cover of Rand McNally's 2000 Road Atlas of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.