The perfect holiday gift for alumni or friends of UTC is available for purchase on Tuesday, November 29th. Distinguished Alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Robin Hood will sign copies of a new commemorative book, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: A 125 Year Tradition from 3-5 p.m. at the UTC Bookstore, located on the second level of the UTC University Center on the East Fifth Street side of the building.
“I approach every subject with the eye of a painter,” Hood remarked in an interview with The Nashville Arts Magazine. “I first really touched a camera in Vietnam…I had never had a photography class. In fact, I have never had one yet.”
Robin Hood studied painting at the University of Chattanooga before receiving a commission as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and serving as an information Officer in Vietnam for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. In 1978, as a photographer for the Chattanooga Free Press, Hood was presented with a prestigious Pulitzer Prize for a photograph he took during the Armed Forces Day parade in Chattanooga. In 1985, he formed Robin Hood Photography, pairing his artistic vision with entrepreneurship and producing work for national advertising, commissioned books, and corporate communications.
Hood’s best known books include The Tennesseans in which he chronicled former governor Lamar Alexander’s campaign across the state, and Friends a photographic memoir of Alexander and Hood’s visits to Japan.
The 125th commemorative book will be available for purchase at the UTC Bookstore.