Picture Story: A Quirky Take on Small-Town Life

October 2, 2012

By David Walker

© Ben Garver

This image of a Williams College football team practice, which Ben Garver shot on a whim with his cell phone camera, inspired him to experiment visually, eventually leading to the monthly photo column, "Eagle Eye." To see more images from the column, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

Since 1994, photo editor Ben Garver of The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has been shooting small-town newspaper fare: headshots, ribbon cuttings, fires, sports and feature photos. “Four, five, six assignments a day can sap you,” he says. “You forget that you started photography to make images that are completely delightful. Every so often in my career I re-discover that.”...

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