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Photographs document a lifetime of learning


Marione Martin

Left: Marti Cordova of Wetumka describes her lifetime of experience in creating photographic art. Her work is displayed during July at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. Right: Nature is a favorite subject in Marti Cordova's photographs. This is a portion of one of the beautiful prints on display at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva.

The difference between a good photograph and a great one is the knowledge, experience and artistic sense of the person behind the camera. Marti Cordova has spent a lifetime acquiring all three.

Growing up in Colorado, Cordova was surrounded by natural beauty. Her father was "a pretty studious amateur photographer" who belonged to a camera club and earned a lot of awards for his work. He encouraged Cordova by giving her a camera when she was quite young.

"I had a little box camera that took black and white pictures, eight to a roll. You had to be very judicious when you used film. It cost a...

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