Creek Swimming Hole, Luray, Virginia is a 1956 photograph
by O. Winston Link.
Tracking the railroad
O. Winston Link photos on exhibit
O. Winston Links photographs of the final years of steam
railroading on the Norfolk & Western Railway are among the
best records of this vanished form of transportation. Beginning
in 1955, Link made more than 20 trips over a five-year period
photographing the towns and countryside on the N&W line. The
photographs are on display through Dec. 21 at the U.Va.
Art Museum in an exhibit, Steam Power: Railroad Photographs
of O. Winston Link.
in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1914, Link worked as a commercial photographer.
He displayed great skill in making industrial photographs that
required special camera techniques and lighting effects. Link
died in 2001, and his life and work is soon to be presented publicly
in the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke.
videotape, Trains That Passed in the Night, will be
shown during the exhibition in the museum.
H. Garver, exhibition curator and organizing curator for the O.
Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, will give a talk Nov. 5 at 5:30
p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153.