10 digital photographs, 2 computer discs, and 10 prints.
This collection consists of 8 x10 digital prints, subject, "Thomas Balch Library," from separate shoots in 2008, 2009, and 2011. Photographer Jim Hanna donated his time, photographic skills, and finished product to Thomas Balch Library for library publicity purposes. There are 10 digital photos, 2 CDs, and 10 prints.
Photographer, of Purcellville, Va.; full name: James Clay Hanna -- Photographer Jim Hanna began taking photographs as a child. Inspired by his father, an avid amateur photographer who used his skills to earn extra income during World War II, Hanna established Jim Hanna Photography, L.L.C. in 2006 after retiring from the World Bank. As a photographer, he has turned his gift for capturing rural scenes into a form of visual documentation, preserving the spirit of the countryside before it transforms into an urban landscape. In addition to his father, Hanna attributes influence by such artists as Arnold Newman (1918-2006), Edward Steichen (1879-1973), Eliot Porter (1901-1990), and Edward Curtis (1868-1952), who are known for focusing on environmental and cultural subjects. Hanna's photographs captures images of disappearing virgin territory and people that compose a workforce of manual labor. He continues to develop his digital photography through field work and regular seminars and has studied formally at the International Center of Photography in New York, the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Hanna has exhibited his work widely, including exhibitions in 2009, 2010 and 2012 at the Thomas Balch Library. Hanna lives in Purcellville, Loudoun County, Virginia, and frequently returns to western Loudoun County for subject material. He showcases his past and present work on his Web site, -- www.jimhannaphotography.com.
The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Va.
Collection open for research. Visual materials may require special handling.
Cite as: Jim Hanna Photograph Collection, 2008- 2009, 2011 (VC 0032) Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Va.
Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from Thomas Balch Library.
Materials in English.
Finding aid available in the repository and on the Internet http://www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=996.