Marx Library Showcases Cindy Stanfield's Local Bird Photography


Marx Library Showcases Cindy Stanfield's Local Bird Photography


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Mobile— Native Alabama birds, vivid color, and various local area sights were the staples for the photography display in the glass cases in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art. Cindy Stanfield, associate professor in Biomedical Sciences, put together a collection of her photographs, including snapshots of eagles, cranes, woodpeckers, dragonflies and bees. All of her pictures were taken in the Mobile, Southern Alabama and Mississippi area and many were taken on the USA Campus, including one display case featuring photography from the wetlands.

Stanfield spent her lunch breaks at the wetlands, on USA's campus, and Municipal Park photographing the various wildlife. She also liked to use her spare time to take pictures of nature in several local venues including Dauphin Island, Bayou La Batre and her own back yard. She also traveled to Mississippi and had taken pictures of Mississippi Sandhill Cranes, a species with only 200 birds left. One of her pictures of a Sandhill Crane family was featured in the show.

"My husband gave me a DSLR camera three years ago and I have fallen in love with photographing nature," said Stanfield. "I find the water birds to be fascinating."

Originally from California, Stanfield enjoyed spending time taking in the Alabama wildlife and preserving it through photography. Her office was filled with colorful pictures she had taken and she also had her images displayed on the 4th floor circle in the Allied Health Building. She continued to perfect her skill through the continuing education photography courses offered by USA.

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Photography, Realism, Nature


Arts and Humanities

Marx Library Showcases Cindy Stanfield's Local Bird Photography