FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 25, 2006
Contact: Tammy Cromer-Campbell 903.236.4686 or tammy@tccphoto.com 

 :: Fruit of the Orchard Audio/Visual presentation at Baylor University!
 :: Fruit of the Orchard Official Book Launch at TCC PHOTO | GALLERY!

Fruit of the Orchard | Environmental Justice in East Texas
My first book released!

Fruit of the Orchard, my first book, is released! The exhibition is already underway at Baylor University's Martin Museum of Art in Waco <http://www.baylor.edu/pr/news.php> I will give an audio/visual presentation in Waco, Tuesday, September 26, at 12:30 in the Martin Museum of Art. I also will have a book signing later that day at the Waco Barnes and Noble. Attend if you can!

The official Fruit of the Orchard BOOK LAUNCH is Thursday September 28, 2006, 6:30 - 8:00pm at 
TCC PHOTO | GALLERY with the Pulpwood Queens. We invite you to join us to celebrate the completion of my project Fruit of the Orchard | Environmental Justice in East Texas, and the arrival of THE BOOK! There will be a brief audio/visual presentation, a Q&A session, food, drink and fun! 

Book signing will follow.
rsvp: 903.236.4686 or tammy@tccphoto.com

Buy signed copies securely online at the store at <http://www.fruitoftheorchard.com>

When: September 28, 2006, 6:30 – 8pm
Where: TCC PHOTO | GALLERY | 207 N. Center St. | Longview, TX

About Fruit of the Orchard:

In 1982, a toxic waste facility opened in the Piney Woods in Winona, Texas. The residents were told that the company would plant fruit trees on the land left over from its ostensible salt-water injection well. Soon after the plant opened, however, residents started noticing huge orange clouds rising from the facility and an increase in rates of cancer and birth defects in both humans and animals. The company dismissed their concerns, and confusion about what chemicals it accepted made investigations difficult. Outraged by what she saw, Phyllis Glazer founded Mothers Organized to Stop Environmental Sins (MOSES) and worked tirelessly to publicize the problems in Winona. The story was featured in People, the Houston Chronicle magazine, and the Dallas Observer. Phyllis Glazer was voted one of the 20 Most Impressive Texans of 1997 by Texas Monthly because of her work in Winona. The plant finally closed in 1998, citing the negative publicity generated by the group.

This book originated in 1994 when Cromer-Campbell was asked by Phyllis Glazer to produce a photograph for a poster about the campaign. She was so touched by the people in the town that she set out to document their stories. Using a plastic Holga camera, she created hauntingly distorted images that are both works of art and testaments to the damage inflicted on the people of a small Texas town by one company’s alleged greed.

In the accompanying essays, Phyllis Glazer describes the history of Winona and the fight against the facility, Roy Flukinger discusses Cromer-Campbell’s striking photographic technique, Eugene Hargrove explores issues of environmental justice, and Marvin Legator elaborates on how industry and government discourage victims of chemical exposure from seeking or 
obtaining relief.
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:: Upcoming Fruit of the Orchard Events
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Upcoming Fruit of the Orchard Events
 
scheduled with the Pineywoods Sierra Club  a group of very active folks doing great work, this Tuesday, October 3rd at 7 pm at Austin Heights Baptist Church, 2806 Appleby Sand Rd., Nacogdoches, TX.  If you are in the neighborhood, come on by!
 
On Thursday, October 5, I'll be giving a Fruit of the Orchard presentation
to the staff at the Texas Campaign for the Environment , dedicated to informing and mobilizing Texans to protect the quality of their lives, their health, their communities and the environment, at 3303 Lee Parkway, Suite 402, Dallas, TX from 2 - 2:30pm.
 
Fruit of the Orchard book signing is scheduled Saturday, October 7 from
11am-1pm at the Tyler,TX  Barnes and Noble, 4916 S Broadway Ave.  Another book signing is scheduled for the following Saturday October 14, from 5-7pm at Hastings in Longview, TX.  Hastings is on the corner of Loop 281  and McCann Rd.
 
You can purchase Fruit of the Orchard books from fine books stores such as Photo Eye, Barnes and Noble, Hastings, Amazon, and you can purchase signed copies from the Fruit of the Orchard website.
 
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I must thank my cousin, Justin Kidd, for letting me know that my shopping cart wasn't working properly.  I
think the mena-hoonies went in and played with things.  After working on the repairs with KingCart , my
shopping cart,  I did a test run to make sure everything worked.  The issues were worked out, and  I am very happy to report that everything is working properly. I apologize for any inconvenience any of you may have experienced in the shopping cart.
 
Now -- if you want to purchase signed books, limited edition prints, the fabulous Ali prints, and/or - the to die for -The ALI Folio™ special boxed set - all from the convenience of your computer, safely and securely -- the shopping cart is now WORKING!  Check back soon because I will be adding more items.
 
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Texas Photographic Society Workshops
 
Publishing the Photography Book: Trends and Fundraising
Sun, Oct 22: 9am-12 noon
 
I'll be teaching a workshop in Austin October 29 for the Texas Photographic Society. "In this workshop Cromer-Campbell will give an a/v presentation about her book, then explain step by step how she obtained the $10,000 needed to publish her book. She exclaims, 'I raised $8k in three short weeks! I believe, if I can do it, so can you, as long as you have a strong passion for your project.'  Cromer-Campbell will also discuss grant writing and how they give you a better prospective on what you are doing with your projects."  To sign up or to find out more go to the Texas Photographic Website and download the form and while you are there, listen to the two minute podcast that Steve Goff and I collaborated on.
 
Class limit: 12 students
Class Tuition: $75
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   October 27, 2006
:: Fruit of the Orchard Essayists Presenting at the Texas Book Festival
 
Join us, Sunday, October 29, from 3-4 pm at the Austin Museum of Art, 823 Congress Ave, the Fruit of the Orchard | Environmental Justice in East Texas essayists, including myself will give the audio/visual presentation and
discussion.  And if you are there on Saturday,you can find Cromer-Campbell, Phyllis Glazer and Roy Flukinger under the Texas A&M tent from 3 - 4:30 pm.    In 1982, a toxic waste facility opened in the Piney Woods in Winona, Texas. The residents were told that the company would plant fruit trees on the land left over from its ostensible salt-water injection well. Soon after the plant opened, however, residents started noticing huge orange clouds rising from the facility and an
increase in rates of cancer and birth defects in both humans and animals. The company dismissed their concerns, and confusion about what chemicals it accepted made investigations difficult. Outraged by what she saw, Phyllis Glazer founded Mothers Organized to Stop Environmental Sins (MOSES) and worked tirelessly to publicize the problems in
Winona. The story was featured in People , the Houston Chronicle Texas Magazine, and the Dallas Observer. Phyllis Glazer was voted one of the 20 Most Impressive Texans of 1997 by Texas Monthly because of her work in Winona. The plant finally closed in 1998, citing the negative publicity generated by the group.
 
In 1982, a toxic waste facility opened in the Piney Woods in Winona, Texas. The residents were told that the company would plant fruit trees on the land left over from its ostensible salt-water injection well. Soon after the plant opened, however, residents started noticing huge orange clouds rising from the facility and an increase in rates of cancer and birth defects in both humans and animals. The company dismissed their concerns, and confusion about what chemicals it accepted made investigations difficult. Outraged by what she saw, Phyllis Glazer founded Mothers Organized to Stop Environmental Sins (MOSES) and worked tirelessly to publicize the problems in Winona. The story was featured in People, the Houston Chronicle Texas Magazine, and the Dallas Observer. Phyllis Glazer was voted one of the 20 Most Impressive Texans of 1997 by Texas Monthly because of her work in Winona. The plant finally closed in 1998, citing the negative publicity generated by the group.
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Shadows of Lives and Loss: 
Decaying Memories along the Gulf Coast
Photographs by: Dan Burkholder
 :: Dan Burkholder’s Shadows of Lives and Loss Exhibit
 :: Press Conference call for "Shadows of Lives and Loss"
 
We are pleased to announce Dan Burkholder's exhibit, Shadows of Lives and Loss: Decaying Memories of the Gulf Coast is scheduled to open November 16 through December 31.  The Artist Reception with Gallery Talk is scheduled Saturday,  December 9, from 6-8 pm CST at TCC PHOTO | GALLERY, located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, TX 75601 and on the web at http://www.tccphotogallery.com
 
Join us for a Press Conference Call  discussing Dan Burkholder's body of work Shadows of Lives and Loss: Decaying Memories of the Gulf Coast with the University of Texas Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center's, Curator of Photography, Roy Flukinger,  scheduled for Tuesday, November 21 at 10:30 am CST.  
 
Call 1.712.432.4015, enter room number: 5218228.  
 
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Dan Burkholder’s Artist Statement for
Shadows of Lives and Loss: Decaying Memories along the Gulf Coast
 
Seeing New Orleans’ destruction in person was very different from watching it on TV at home. Mile after mile of neighborhoods were devastated. My first goal in making these photographs was to personalize the destruction and loss -- to give the images a  “ you are here” feeling that was intimate and personal for the viewer. Every place I photographed had been under at least ten feet of water for more than a week. The way building materials, fabrics and personal items were affected by this soaking in filthy salt water was like nothing I’d seen before. It was like 300 years of aging had taken place in the ten months since the storm.
 
On my first visit to New Orleans I had formal consent to visit homes that had been flooded. I quickly discovered that permission was hardly needed. “No trespassing” signs were few and doors were wide open. Authorities who saw us with our cameras never questioned my presence.
 
The camera never ventures outdoors; these "portraits without people" graphically illustrate the interiors where the citizens of New Orleans lived, worked, learned and worshipped. There is nothing “pretty” about the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Certainly not the lives it claimed, the city it changed forever, or the property that was lost. If you feel a tinge of guilt at being drawn to the  “beauty” of these images, that?s perfectly normal. You can be drawn into the scene by the natural design and intrigue, only to be finally confronted by the destruction and loss.
 
This is my goal, to give you, the viewer, a way to better understand how nature and governmental failures conspired to create the loss these photographs portray. With this awareness, each of us should hear the call to help New Orleans on her return, not only as the lively, romantic “Crescent City” as known by the revelers of the French Quarter, but as the true home for generations of Louisiana families rich in history and character.
 
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About Dan Burkholder:
Dan Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital technology in the early 1990’s. True to his love of the traditional photograph, Dan uses digital technology to build images that still look and feel like real photographs, not like something from a graphic designer’s portfolio. Melding his unique vision with mastery of both the wet and digital darkrooms, his platinum prints are now included in many museum and private collections.
 
Originating the digital-negative process in 1992, Burkholder has helped open doors for all black and white photographers interested in moving into the new electronic technologies. His award-winning book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, is regarded as the most authoritative work in the field.  Dan has taught classes and workshops at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the lnternational Center of Photography in New York, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego and others. Active with the Texas Photographic Society for many years, he is currently serving on the Advisory Board for this organization.
 
Dan Burkholder was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, an agri-industrial community in the Appalachian Mountains. He attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, where he received his BA and Masters Degrees in Photography. Dan lives in Carrollton, Texas, with his wife, Jill Skupin Burkholder, and their six cats.  Besides photography, Dan enjoys spending time with Jill and motorcycling.
 
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The Upcoming Book
University of Texas Press is publishing a monograph of Burkholder’s New Orleans images with a scheduled release date of early 2008.
 
You can order Dan's fabulous prints here at TCC Photo | Gallery brick and mortar gallery located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, TX 75601 and/or online securely at http://www.tccphotogallery.com, click on store, then click on the button Shadows of Lives and Loss.  Purchase Dan’s prints safely and securely from our online store.
Many prints are about to enter the next pricing tier, so if you are thinking about ordering, order now!
 
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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Fruit of the Orchard: Environmental Justice in East Texas

Tammy Cromer-Campbell
(University of North Texas Press; $25)
 
This book will touch the hearts of those who care about the environment and people in Texas. And it will open the eyes of those who are unaware of the state's pollution crisis.
 
Taking a plastic Holga camera in hand, Tammy Cromer-Campbell set out to document the effects a toxic waste facility had upon the Piney Woods residents of Winona, Texas. Her approach to the project and the carefully crafted, sophisticated style she presents in the book have the feel of fine-art photography rather than predictable documentary. Yet she has retained the documentarian's tools of covering the situation with depth, compassion and purpose.
 
As you read the essays and discover the personal stories of the people in and around Winona, the photos and their subjects take on more layers, and an instant, haunting connection is made.
 
The Holga, to some a toy camera, serves to enhance the photographer's style by providing a natural, ethereal, vignette effect (some might say distorted) around the edges of each image.
 
This book may not be the most feel-good Christmas gift you could choose, but it should certainly be on your list as a fine gift for friends and family members with a social conscience.
Mona Reeder

Contact: Tammy Cromer-Campbell 903.236.4686
207 N. Center St. | Longview, TX 75601
tammy@tccphoto.com
http://www.tccphotogallery.com
http://www.fruitoftheorchard.com

 :: Introducing The ALI Folio™
 :: Fruit of the Orchard | Environmental Justice in East Texas
 :: Muhammad Ali -- The Photographs of Sonia Katchian
 :: Photo District News includes Fruit of the Orchard!
 :: Texas Book Festival invites Fruit of the Orchard Essayists to be Presenters

Greetings, Folks!

We are very excited to announce the official Grand Opening of TCC Photographs & Gallery with the exhibit Muhammad Ali --The Photographs of Sonia Katchian. <http://www.tccphotogallery.com>
If you are an Ali fan, a photography collector, or have a nostalgia for the '70's you will definitely want to see Sonia's fabulous show. From the Rumble in the Jungle to the Thrilla in Manila, it's all here -- including images that ran in Sports Illustrated and many never shown before! The recent Ali movie with Will Smith, utilized Sonia’s photographs for the ambiance of the movie (her name is last in the credits). We are also very pleased to be able to introduce to Texas The ALI Folio™, a collectors' special edition at a fabulous price. To view images go here 
<https://tccphoto.com/SoniaKatchianALI.mov > The opening and artists' reception, with gallery talk by our featured photographer Sonia Katchian is Saturday, September 16, 2006, 5-7pm.

If that isn't exciting enough, my first book is going to be released September 12! The University of North Texas Press is publishing Fruit of the Orchard | Environmental Justice in East Texas, with exhibits, gallery talks, book readings and signings scheduled all over Texas. To find out more please contact the gallery.

Introducing The ALI Folio™
Opening and Gallery Talk September 16, 2006, 5-7pm

TCC Photographs & Gallery is proud to introduce The ALI Folio™ to Texas. Sonia has been a documentary photographer in NYC and Tokyo for 30 years and her work is in museums and collections worldwide. We are confident that these prints will sell fast, so come early! Sonia has just brought out this special edition of Ali photographs and we are the first to offer it at a very low introductory price. The ALI Folio™ is sure to be both a special keepsake and a great investment! More details about this project are in the store!

I am so excited to bring Sonia Katchian's work to Longview and to you online. These images show a side of Ali, that is Ali. Not just the boxer, but the man. The strength of this body of work, is the intimacy, the accessibility of the subject, that documented an American Icon, and is finished with the finest of print quality. Everything you would want for your photographic collection. 

Muhammad Ali -- The Photographs of Sonia Katchian
Getting local coverage

There seems to be a lot of excitement already about Sonia's Ali exhibit....and it's not even here yet! There was a piece in the Longview News Journal's Sunday edition. Glen Evans did a great job on the story. 
Photos that pack a punch Evans was a part of the conference call/podcast that we had a few months ago. You can still listen to the podcast on my web-site <http://tinyurl.com/rgp5z> or via iTunes by typing in my name or tccphotogallery.com. And Friday, KLTV's Bob Hallmark interviewed me as well as Sonia for his story that aired Sunday night. You can find it here: <http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5361635>

Our exhibit includes photographs from The ALI Folio™ and many others that she has taken of the Champ in and out of the ring over the years. Sonia even has a Texas-size print she is bringing down just for Longview! 

Fruit of the Orchard | Environmental Justice in East Texas
My first book released!

Finally, Fruit of the Orchard, my first book, is released! With that, there are exhibits scheduled at Baylor University's Martin Museum of Art in Waco <http://www.baylor.edu/pr/news.php> and a smaller exhibit at 
Music City Texas with the Pulpwood Queens book club of Jefferson and Linden, Texas. I am honored, that Kathy Patrick, "hair stylist to the authors," invited me herself. Kathy said, "It is the Best of East Texas y'all with books, authors, literacy, good food, music, and BIG TIME FUN!"

But there is more: The Texas Book Festival <http://www.texasbookfestival.org/> invited all the essayists for Fruit of the Orchard, including myself, to be presenters this year, at the Capitol in Austin! We've even been invited to have coffee with Governor Perry. I promise to be nice... UNT Press said that it is an honor to be included as a presenter. This is all new to me, and I am very happy to oblige. The Texas Book Festival is scheduled October 27 - 29. Once I know more, I'll let you know!

Photo District News includes Fruit of the Orchard!
Pay to Play Publishing/Photographers often have to shell out cash to get their book in print 
<http://tinyurl.com/pb39b>

 PDN writer Jay Mallin contacted me out of the blue saying he was doing an article on what its like to publish a photography book these days, and asked if he could ask me some questions. I said, "Sure, -- I'm the poster child
for that issue!" and proceeded to tell him how I successfully raised 8 of the 10 thousand dollars needed in just three short weeks to publish my book — even though I had a reputable publisher!

Now I am teaching a workshop on that very subject for the Texas Photographic Society (TPS) in October titled 
"Publishing the Photographic Book - Trends and Fundraising". <http://www.texasphoto.org> It's a half day workshop. I'll give an audio/visual presentation of my book and show how I raised the $10,000 needed as a subvention for my book. 

Sonia Katchian and Cromer-Campbell both are available for interviews.
 
We hope to see you at the artist reception and book signings!
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For Immediate Release:                                                                  Contact: Tammy Cromer-Campbell
January 25, 2007                                                                         903.236.4686 |  
 
Remembering the Space Shuttle Columbia Exhibit
Photographs by Dr. Scott M. Lieberman, Tammy Cromer-Campbell, and O. Rufus Lovett
 
Remembering the Space Shuttle Columbia Exhibition opens with photographers Dr. Scott M. Lieberman, Tammy Cromer-Campbell, and O. Rufus Lovett.  Join us for the Artist Reception February 1, 2007 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and exhibit runs through April 14, 2007 at TCC PHOTO | GALLERY, 207 N. Center St, Longview, TX     http://www.tccphotogallery.com  
 
Live conference call for media with photographers Lieberman, Cromer-Campbell, Lovett, with Photo Editors and Creative Directors that will be recorded and broadcast as a podcast on iTunes and YouTube.com
 
WHEN: Join the live, phone-based media event (with Q&A) at
            2pm (cst) 3pm (est)          Tuesday, January 30, 2007    dial: 1-712-432-4015        the room number is: 571012
 
WHO: Speakers will include: Cardiologist, Photographer, Dr. Scott M. Lieberman, Documentary Photographer, Author, Tammy Cromer-Campbell, Photographer, Author, Teacher, O. Rufus Lovett, former and present Creative Directors for Texas Monthly, Scott Dadich and TJ Tucker, Photo Editor Houston Chronicle, Catherine McIntosh, and National Associated Press Photo Editor, Bob F. Daughtery.
 
On February 1st, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia fragmented over East Texas.  Dr. Scott M. Lieberman and his family expected to take some snap shots and record the shuttle as it flew over their backyard.  Instead Dr. Lieberman’s images ended up being distributed via the Associated Press to newspapers and magazines around the world landing on most of their covers including Time magazine.  Cromer-Campbell was assigned later that day by the Houston Chronicle to cover the disaster and its emotional aftermath.  O. Rufus Lovett was assigned by Texas Monthly to photograph the debris and the media. This exhibition includes a series of Dr. Lieberman’s famous image of Columbia, Cromer-Campbell’s photographs and audio of the people that experienced the debris falling, and O. Rufus Lovett’s photographs of the debris and more.
 
DR. SCOTT M. LIEBERMAN, a practicing Interventional Cardiologist with Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas, is originally from Brooklyn, NY.  He is avid photographer with a strong interest in photojournalism, and wildlife images.  His images appear in BScene magazine, in his “Outtakes” column, and he is a regular contributor to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, and the Associated Press (AP).  In 2003 Scott had prints displayed as part of a group show "From The Eye of a Doctor" at the Perfect Exposure Gallery, in L.A.  He lives in Tyler with his wife Robyn, children Deandra and Mason, and his 7 partners (who make it possible for him to have the time to make images).
 
TAMMY CROMER-CAMPBELL , completed her degree from Kilgore College under the direction of O. Rufus Lovett. She continued her education by attending workshops from Master photographers Ruth Bernhard, Arnold Newman, John Sexton, and many others.  Cromer-Campbell’s first book Fruit of the Orchard/Environmental Justice in East Texas published by the University of North Texas Press was recently published.  Her work has received many awards and honors including Blue Earth Alliances first ever cash grant.  This essay was featured in Photo District News, Camera Arts, Photo Techniques  and other publications. Her work is included in many collections including The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Museet for Fotocunst, Denmark, The Helmut Gernsheim Collection Mannheim, Germany, and others. She photographs from her studio in downtown Longview and lives with her husband, Scott, also a photographer.
 
O. RUFUS LOVETT is a nationally acclaimed photographer whose work on the book Weeping Mary has received recognition from the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards for Outstanding  Magazine Photography.  A Texas Monthly contributing photographer, he has also published in American Photo, Communication Arts and Graphis.  For three decades, O. Rufus Lovett has taught photography at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas.  In 2005, his work as a photography educator was honored by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation of San Antonio, which named him a Piper Professor.  Lovett lives in Longview, Texas, about ninety-five miles from Weeping Mary.
 
To review and/or subscribe for free to the TCC PHOTO | GALLERY PODCAST go to iTune Music Store, search string: Tammy Cromer-Campbell
or on the web go to tccphotogallery.com and click on podcast at the bottom of the page.
 
By participating in the press conference call, you agree to being recorded for later distribution.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! January 25, 2007
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2006
MUHAMMAD ALI – THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF SONIA KATCHIAN
 
Tammy Cromer-Campbell Photographs & Gallery, dedicated to fine art photography, in Longview, TX and on the web at tccphotogallery.com, is proud to announce its grand opening exhibition with  Muhammad Ali - The Photographs of Sonia Katchian.
 
The show will run September 16 - October 31, 2006, with artist’s reception, Saturday, September 16th, 5 – 7:00 pm.
 
Sonia’s major fight pictures were originally published in Sports Illustrated in the 1970's.  She was the first female photographer credentialed to shoot a major championship fight at ringside.  Those fight pictures will be on display in addition to unpublished behind-the-scenes photos in b&w of the Champ from all over the world, with family and friends.
 
We are especially pleased to offer  The ALI Folio™ a very special, limited edition boxed set for the serious art collector and Ali fan.  It consists of 14 of the best and favorite of Sonia’s images,  Masterfully printed on 24”X30” archival watercolor paper.  The prints are contained in a specially handmade box covered in pure linen, with Ali’s signature and photo printed on the front.  The ALI Folio™ contains images from Ali’s Pennsylvania training camp at Deer Lake, as well as The Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire, the Bahamas, the Thrilla in Manila, New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles among others.  This collectors’ edition is limited to only 50 sets.
 
Comments about her work:  Muhammad Ali wrote to her once saying: “After all these years, you are still the greatest photographer in the world!” Sonia interned with W. Eugene Smith.  Before Smith passed away in 1978, he visited her loft in Tribeca to view these photographs of Ali.  He said to her then:  "Sonia, keep at it.  One day the world will recognize the value of this work."  And then added, strangely “I wish I had been born a woman!”
 
Sonia’s work is in public and private collections worldwide:  the Smithsonian, the Time-Life Picture Collection, the Julien Levy collection,  the Lee Witkin collection, Muhammad Ali Center, the Nakahara-Takahashi collection, the Citicorp collection, among many others.  She co-authored Women See Woman by Harper & Row.
 
A portion of all Folio sales will go to benefit the following non profit organizations:  the Hayti Heritage Center, Durham, the Stone Center for Black Culture, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Int’l Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro.
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Also in September, gallery owner and director Tammy Cromer-Campbell’s first book, titled Fruit of the Orchard / Environmental Justice in East Texas will be published by the University of North Texas Press.  To find out more about the book go to  fruitoftheorchard.com.  To be placed on the e-list about this book, send an email to with “subscribe” in the subject line or call her at (903) 236-4686.
 
TCC Photographs & Gallery, 207 North Center Street, is open Tuesday - Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm and by appointment.  
 
For further information regarding the exhibition or to be part of the press conference phone call which will be broadcast as a Podcast, via iTunes go to tccphoto.com/exhibits/PodcastInfo  or contact:  Tammy Cromer-Campbell, Gallery Director   (903) 236-4686 or    
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2006
 
Tammy Cromer-Campbell
Photographs adds new Gallery
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TCC Photographs is excited to announce the addition of a photography gallery.  The new TCC Photographs & Gallery is located at 207 N. Center St in downtown Longview and opens March 23.  The Gallery plans to provide artwork for corporations, institutions, restaurants, offices, individuals, and the fine art collector.
 
Longview native, Tammy Cromer-Campbell, an award winning photographer continues to offer high-end professional images for corporations, hospitals, magazines, restaurants, and other business needs.  In the recent past, Cromer-Campbell was instrumental in securing exhibits and workshops with legendary artists for the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, such as Ruth Bernhard, Micheal Kenna, Keith Carter, and most recently Hank ONeal’s All that Jazz exhibit.
 
 
Cromer-Campbell is partnering with the Gregg County Historical Museum archive by offering fine art quality images from their vintage collection.  A portion of the sales from these images goes back to the Museum to help preserve and maintain their collection.  Ginia Northcutt, director of Gregg County Historical Museum said, “We are excited and honored to be in this partnership with Tammy Cromer-Campbell.  The images she has reproduced have been outstanding as well as her commitment to preservation and the promotion of the history of Gregg County. ”
 
The new Gallery’s debut exhibition is East Texas – then and now!   Includes works from the Gregg County Historical Museum archive, Cromer-Campbell, and Scott C. Campbell.  The inaugural show will also include limited-edition prints from Cromer-Campbell’s upcoming book titled, Fruit of the Orchard / Environmental Justice in East Texas that will be published this fall by the University of North Texas Press.  Soon Cromer-Campbell will add other photographers including artists from organizations she is a member of such as the Texas Photographic Society and Seattle based Blue Earth Alliance.  On slate later this year is The Ali FolioTM a newly released edition of images by veteran photojournalist Sonia Katchian, who photographed Muhammad Ali in the 70’s for Sports Illustrated.
 
“The corporation or business will want to purchase from me because I offer a turnkey solution to their art needs,” said Tammy Cromer-Campbell.  TCC Photographs & Gallery not only provides the photographs, but will matt, frame (with selections approved), and install all for one fee.
 
The Inaugural opening reception is April 20, from 5-7pm.  The gallery is initially open by appointment only but soon the gallery will be open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Friday. Visitors can call or email 903.236.4686, .  
TCC Photographs & Gallery accepts all major credit cards.  Construction is underway for an online gallery at
 http://www.tccphotogallery.com.
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PHOTO Techniques Magazine
March/ April 2007
p. 5

Fruit of the Orchard : Environmental Justice in East Texas
By Tammy Cromer-Campbell

These photos, taken with a Holga plastic camera, prove that you don’t need expensive gear to take great photographs. These were taken in Winona, Texas, where a toxic waste plant was blamed for an increase in cancer and birth defects in humans and animals. The distortions and vignetting caused by the cheap plastic lens work with the dark mood of these 50 duotone images of children and families struggling, playing, and – sometimes – dying. 
(University of North Texas Press, 130 pages, $30)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! FEBRUARY 19, 2007