Program to focus on Buffalo River photographer

Buffalo National River Partners and Boone County Library will present Grant Scarsdale, Buffalo National River Photography: “Reflections of Our First National River” at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the library in Harrison.

Born and reared in Harrison, Grant’s appreciation for the beauty and fragility of nature began at a very early age. Grant’s love of nature was discovered on family vacations spent visiting numerous National Parks and Monuments across the country. Grant is the eighth generation of family members who have continuously resided in Buffalo River Country dating back to 1839. He continues to be an active proponent for the River’s integrity and water quality.

The seed for Grant’s interest in photography was planted by spending many hours in his grandfather’s (Richard Scarsdale) darkroom as a child. Grant’s interest bloomed into a passion on Christmas 2006 with the gift of his first digital camera from his father, William (Mike) Scarsdale. Grant officially started his landscape photography business in 2011 with the encouragement of his grandmother and mother, Sybil and Kathy Scarsdale.

This love of nature and family translates into Grant’s style of portrait photography. He strives for everyone to be relaxed and have fun, and for that to come through his captures. Grant’s work will be displayed in the Boone County Library Mezzanine for the month of September and will be available for purchase at the program. In addition, Grant will offer one of his framed prints as a door prize at the September program.

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