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Amy Bennett Williams Essays

Charlie McCullough Photography

Courtesy of News-Press Archives
Photography by Charles McCullough

This week, we pay homage to the late photographer Charlie McCullough.  A retrospective exhibition of his work opened Feb. 8 at Tower Gallery on Sanibel Island and the Community House on Sanibel will host a screening of a documentary about McCullough and his work titled, “Postcards & Photos from Sanibel – the Sequel” on March 19.

That got News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams thinking about a particular photograph of McCullough’s that she’d kept for years.  His striking black and white photographs offer a window into Sanibel Island’s history and its residents in the years prior to the construction of the Sanibel Causeway Bridge, as she tells us in this week’s essay.