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Family holds first 'photo exhibit' showing rare King Ganaway works

Family holds first 'photo exhibit' showing rare King Ganaway works

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — In this mid-South city of more than 100,000 people, which was the scene of one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles, a group of about 30 people gathered to celebrate the art of a pioneering African-American photographer who grew up here in the late 19th century. King Daniel Ganaway, after relocating to Chicago, became one of the most lionized photographers of the early 20th century — celebrated for his pictures of industrial Chicago and the winner of a prestigious 1921 contest pitting him against some of the great photographers of his time, including Edward Weston, Man Ray and Paul Strand. "Ganaway paved the way for future African-American...

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