Fulton photographer to exhibit work at WWU

A photo exhibit 12 years in the making will go on
display at William Woods University Feb. 11, when
Bob Pauley, a Fulton photographer, opens his show.

An artist’s reception will be held in the Gladys
Woods Kemper Center for the Arts from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11.  The exhibit will run Feb. 11 through
March 10 in the Mildred
Cox Gallery.
Pauley graduated from the University of Missouri in 1974 with a
bachelor’s degree in
photojournalism.  He worked for the
Fulton Sun as the sports editor and later
worked at the Fulton State Hospital
for 29 years. He has taken photos of the plays at WWU since 1981 and also
photographs weddings.
Some of the photos in the exhibit are
of shows performed at WWU over the years.
Jane Friedman, costume designer, has reworked some costumes that will be on
display next to the pictures.
“Back in the day,
everything was done in black and
white,” he said. “I used to have to come to the show one night to shoot in black and white,
and come back another night to
shoot in color to have
both. Nowadays
everything is digital, so all I have to do is push a button to make it black and
Other photos in the exhibit
are scenes of Fulton and surrounding areas.
 “I had to get on the
roof of Jesse Hall (at the University of Missouri) to
take one of the photos,” he said.  
Another of the
photos is of soldier in uniform,
taken while Pauley was stationed in Germany during
the Vietnam War.
“I don’t hunt for pictures, I just take them when I see
them,” he said.
He has been working on this project for approximately 12
“I started working on it in 2000, but I
just kept procrastinating,” said Pauley. He had 23 books of negatives to go
through and is “glad it’s over with.”
Bob Pauley, Fulton photographer, with two of the
photos that will be in his exhibit at William Woods University.