The Oxford Cultural Arts Commission has extended the photo essay showcase “Uncle John” by photographer Georgia Sheron until May 31st.
Ms. Sheron photographed Yankee farmer, John Ludorf for 16 years to record a documentary on agricultural life. This photo essay is also in a permanent collection at the Southbury Public Library through a gift from collectors Constance and Jack Hume of New York.
The Ludorf Essay was awarded an Individual Artist's Grant by The Connecticut Commission on the Arts. The images and a story written by Ms. Sheron about Mr. Ludorf were published in Yankee Magazine in 1978.
A book of Ms. Sheron's photos of John Ludorf will be published in late 2012 by Bauhan Publishing of New Hampshire.
Georgia Sheron is a member of Professional Photographers of America holding a Master Craftsman Certificate. She is a five-time recipient of the Kodak Award of Excellence and a six-time recipient of the Fuji Masterpiece Award. Five of her images are in the Loan Collection of the Professional Photographers of America.
She was voted Master Photographer of the Year twice by The Connecticut Professional Photographers Association and won a Court of Honor at The Professional Photographers of New England Print Competition.
The Exhibit is in the Meeting room at Oxford Town Hall 486 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 and can be viewed until May 31st. The show can be seen from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Monday through Thursday. Monday and Thursday evenings,7:00pm – 9:00pm when meeting room is not in use.