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Amateur photography exhibit focuses on Gwinnett Bicentennial

Buford — In celebration of Gwinnett County's Bicentennial, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (GEHC) and the Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) are hosting an amateur photography exhibit spotlighting local nature scenes with historical significance. The exhibit, featuring more than 90 works by amateur and student photographers, will be on display until Aug. 11 at GEHC located at 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford.

Photo of Freeman's Mill by Mark Woolridge

The exhibit is entitled “Native Wildlife, Native Flora, Landscapes, Historic Structures and Cultural Imagery.” “We are excited to partner with the GNPA and display these wonderful photographs,” said GEHC program coordinator Cammie Fulmer. “The exhibit connects to Gwinnett’s Bicentennial as it highlights the natural resources, environmental landscapes and historic buildings that have influenced the community and region throughout its history.

“The exhibit is divided into five categories including native wildlife, native flora, landscapes, historic structures and cultural imagery. The exhibition is a juried show and awards will be presented by the GNPA in each category. Visitors to the GEHC can select their own favorite photograph by voting for a People’s Choice Award after viewing the entire exhibition. Awards will be presented at a special reception on Aug. 4.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the GNPA will offer an introduction to nature photography class on June 23 and July 28 at the GEHC. The introduction sessions are free, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., and are open to the public. Topics include quick tips, camera selection, editing software, and information on the GNPA as well as questions and answers with organization members. Participants must register for the workshops online at

Admission to the GEHC and the exhibit is not included in the introduction session registration. For more information about GEHC, directions and admission fees, visit