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New Nature Photography Exhibit Opening Featuring Sheriff Judd’s Photography at Polk County History Center

New Nature Photography Exhibit Opening Featuring 
Sheriff Judd’s Photography at Polk County History Center
The Polk County History Center will open a new exhibit featuring nature and wildlife photography by local photographers at 4:00 p.m. on June 2, 2016. Through the Lens: Polk County’s Natural Beauty captures Polk’s remarkable natural beauty that can’t be found anywhere else in the state. From its vivid wildlife in places like the Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, to its delicate ecosystems on the Lake Wales Ridge, Polk’s natural resources are an attraction to many.
The opening reception for Through the Lens: Polk County’s Natural Beauty will include an opportunity to meet the exhibitors,both enthusiasts and professional photographers, including Willie A. Brown, Professional Photography by Brown; Polk Sheriff Grady Judd; Jeff Spence, Polk County Parks and Natural Resources director and his wife Lynette Spence, a clinical trauma registrar with Lakeland Regional Health Systems.
While most would agree that Sheriff Grady Judd is quite comfortable in front of a camera, he enjoys being behind one as well. He has always had an interest in photography, but a few years ago he turned that interest into an outlet from the daily demands of his high adrenaline job. Armed with a Canon 7D and professional grade lenses, Sheriff Judd hunts for the ultimate treasure – wildlife, plants and landscapes that he can capture in an image to be shared for generations to come. 
Through the Lens will be on display June 2 through Oct. 29 in the first floor northeast gallery.
About the Polk County History Center: The History Center is located at 100 E. Main St. in Bartow and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Visit  www.polkhistorycenter.org or call (863) 534-4386 for more information on exhibits and programming. All events and programming are free and open to the public.
*the above information is an excerpt from May 12, 2016, news release sent by the BOCC