Tampa, Florida. ""Cigar City."" ""The Big Guava."" Nestled on the north east corner of magnificent Tampa Bay, on Florida's Gulf Coast, the city holds a unique charm for visitors and residents alike.""Tampa on My Mind"" is a visually stunning project, featuring the work of several top-notch professional photographers. The result is an intimate photographic tour of Tampa that goes beyond the traditional attractions and views of the impressive city skyline. Divided into sections that illustrate distinct aspects of this world-class city, the book also includes a historical essay that chronicles the growth of Tampa over the past two centuries.The city of Tampa boasts a population of more than 300,000 and is the crown jewel in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area of 2.7 million (the third largest area in the south east, after Miami and Atlanta). ""Tampa on My Mind"" is the first photographic celebration of the city to appear in more than a decade, a work long overdue.
Greg Thomas is president of Bay Press, LLC. Award-winning photographer Ron Williams is a regional services and technology manager for the Associated Press in Atlanta. In his forty-year career he has covered a wide variety of events including the Olympic Games, the Augusta Masters, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Kimberly Williams is professor of history at Hillsborough Community College's Ybor City campus.