A Thousand Words: The Life of Photographer Fred Ward

In 1948, 13-year-old Fred Ward’s family departed the small-town ethos of Huntsville, Ala. for the bustling, balmy Miami, Fla. Perhaps it was the cross-cultural exchange of multicultural south Florida, or perhaps it was the thought of a larger world connected by letters and packages, seen by his postal worker father, that made young Fred dream big. Whatever the inspiration, one of his high school teachers saw it and had an inkling that giving Fred the tools to capture the world would serve his dreams. It was true; from the first printing of Fred’s photograph in the…



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Rachel Wayne

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