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Roberts, Bruce, 1930-....



Bruce Stuart Roberts was born on February 4, 1930, in Mount Vernon, New York. He graduated from New York University with a BS (1951), served in the Air Force (1951-1953), and pursued graduate studies at the University of Florida (1954). His began his career in journalism as a reporter for the Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Florida (1954-1955). He went on to serve as editor and publisher of the Lumberton Post, Lumberton, North Carolina, and the Scottish Chief, Maxton, North Carolina (1956-1958), as a staff photographer for the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina (1959-1961), and the director of photography for the News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware (1962-1963). Roberts free-lanced for 15 years (1963-1978) before joining the staff of Southern Living Magazine as director of photography (1978-1982) and later senior travel photographer (1982-1992). Roberts was named the Southern Photographer of the Year in both 1959 and 1961 and received first place awards in the National Press Photographers Association news pictures competition in 1959, 1960, and 1961. He has written or had his photographs published in over 30 books.

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Bruce Roberts photographic archive

Identifier: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00122

Bruce Stuart Roberts is an American photographer and author who began his career in the 1950s. The images in this collection chronicle the Southern experience during a significant transitional period in its history: from the early Civil Rights years to the many signs of hope for change embodied in such social programs as Head Start, VISTA, and various rural health initiatives of the 1960s and 1970s.

Dates: 1948 - 1989