Study Abroad Photo Contest
ON EXHIBIT: April 2nd - April 25th, 2018 on the main floor of Ramsey Library.
RECEPTION: A reception will take place on April 10th, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Blowers Gallery in Ramsey Library.
Study Abroad is pleased to present the annual International Photo Contest. This contest and exhibit encourages our UNC Asheville travelers to create a photographic record of their experiences. Sharing their overseas experiences with the UNC Asheville community helps bring the world to Asheville and allows us better understand their experiences.
Special Collections recently added the Isaiah Rice Photograph Collection to our archives. Containing over 1,000 images taken by Isaiah Rice, the collection documents Asheville’s African American community from the 1950s through the 1970s. The collection was officially unveiled on October 23 at the second annual African Americans in Western North Carolina Conference at UNC Asheville.
Asheville native Isaiah Rice (1917-80), a World War II veteran, was active in community and civic affairs. He was a recreation supervisor at the Burton Street Community Center in his neighborhood, and served on the Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council. He was employed as a warehouseman and beverage salesman for 40 years. He often carried one of his many cameras, seizing countless opportunities to capture his family, neighbors, and community members on film. He photographed people at church, his neighbors and friends as they gathered for social events, folks attending parades and football games, as well as many scenes of people working and going about their business in downtown Asheville. His photos document a thriving African American community in urban Asheville during the mid 20th century.