Photographer Peter Ray to speak at the Hudson Library

Local photographer Peter Ray will be at Hudson Library at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 for a talk about his recently released book The Cullasaja.

Local Photographer Peter will talk about his book The Cullasaja at the Hudson Library.

Come hear about our own Cullasaja River and about Ray’s photographic exploration of this local treasure.

The Cullasaja River lies in Macon County, North Carolina and flows 25 miles from the shoulder of Whiteside Mountain through the Town of Highlands and into Franklin.

At times placid, at other times violent, over the course of its journey it descends 2,500 feet. It is a river of wonder and, through the pages of this book, the reader is invited to share in its wonder to all who would come into its presence.

Peter Ray is passionate about shooting photos of the Cullasaja River.

Peter Ray and his wife moved to Highlands in 2002. Like most tourists, Ray’s first photographs were snapshots of the waterfalls along the Gorge Road that runs beside the Cullasaja River.

Building a house and working kept Peter very busy and not able to take photography very seriously (or so he claims). After retirement in 2011, he discovered his passion for the river. The result is this beautiful book.

Because of COVID restrictions, attendance at this event is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call Hudson Library at 828.526.3031.

Masks must be worn at all times while in the library, and social distancing must be maintained.

For more information or to request an accommodation, please call the library at 828.526.3031. Hudson Library, 554 Main Street in Highlands, is open by appointment 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

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