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Williams brings images to life at home and from far away

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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DC and McGee, boyhood friends, were photographed by Perry Williams more than 40 years ago under the crabapple tree at the old Greer High School.
 

Perry Williams

DC and McGee, boyhood friends, were photographed by Perry Williams more than 40 years ago under the crabapple tree at the old Greer High School.

 



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Williams photographed

Perry Williams

Williams photographed "Just More to Love" during a recent trip to Honduras. 

 



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Williams titled this photo of an infant in a hammock

Perry Williams

Williams titled this photo of an infant in a hammock "A Dreamer".

 



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The signature photo of downtown Greer at the corner of Trade and Poinsett.
 

Perry Williams

The signature photo of downtown Greer at the corner of Trade and Poinsett.

 



Perry Williams has been taking photographs since he attended Greer High School. A camera, sometimes three or four, are nearby at all times.

Williams, a commissioner on the Greer Commission of Public Works, entrepreneur and professor at Clemson University, all but swept the Greer Juried Arts photography contest judged last month. He finished 1-2-3 in “Greer Goes Global” and 1-2 in “Greer – An Upstate Destination”.

The classic photo of DC and McGee, boyhood friends who were adopted favorite sons of Greer by people in all walks of life, dates back 40 years, Williams said.

“I’m still not finished with those guys,” Williams said. “The crabapple tree that they are sitting under at the old Greer High School is emblazoned with names and initials carved into the limbs.” 

Williams’s entries of photographed children in Honduras, on a recent visit, are black and white because, he said, “I enjoy processing the negatives, but often don’t get around to making enlargements for a while.”

A wide view of downtown was printed for the first time last month.

Greer Goes Global

Photography

1st, 2nd and 3rd, Perry Williams

Visual Arts

1st, Diana Moscoso

2nd, Anita Funston

3rd, Kay Reid

Photography

Student

1st, Taylor Kathleen Price

Visual Arts

Students

1st, Carson Barrs

2nd, Madison Calvert

3rd Teresa Marie Pruitt

Greer: An Upstate Destination

Photography

1st and 2nd, Perry Williams

3rd,Thomas Ebetino

Visual Arts

1st, Sonny Gray

2nd, Stan Berry

3rd, Diana Moscoso

Student Photography

1st, Mykala Keyser

Visual Arts

1st, Kendall Shea’ Cromer

2nd, Emily Marie Simpson

3rd, Adam Burgess

3rd, Laura Brown

 

 

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