The People of 250: Ed Roseberry

The Rolleiflex camera used by Ed Roseberry to take many of the photos in this story. (Steve Trumbull photo)

In this continuing series on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network, we are featuring some of the people behind Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration. In this episode, photographer Ed Roseberry talks with CPN’s Dan Gould about his collection of historical photographs.

Listen as Ed tells the fascinating story of how he became one of Charlottesville and Albemarle County’s most noted photographers. Then, preview three photographs from his CitySpace exhibit with Ed as your personal guide.

Photographs discussed in this podcast. To view the entire collection visit the Roseberry exhibit at CitySpace on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. The exhibit will be officially dedicated this Friday, July 13, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The exhibit closes at the end of July.

Copeley Hill Housing, 1966 (Ed Roseberry photo)

Railroad Yard East of Belmont Bridge, 1951 (Ed Roseberry photo)

Intersection of Emmet Street and Barracks Road, 1948 (Ed Roseberry photo)

Ed Roseberry at the unearthing of the Charlottesville time capsule on May 27, 2012. To his left, a photo of Mr. Roseberry taken on the day the capsule was buried in 1962. (Steve Trumbull photo)

The photographs used in our story are courtesy of Trumbull Photography and Ed Roseberry and are used here with permission. For more on Ed Roseberry visit Steve Trumbull’s Charlottesville Then and Now website. Our interview was recorded on July 9, 2012.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Ed Roseberry joins Coy Barefoot

1.21.11 Local photographer Ed Roseberry joins Coy for a discussion of his work. Roseberry also has a released book of photographs chronicling life in Charlottesville and at the University of Virginia during the 1950’s and 60’s titled The Inward Eye. The coversation opens by explaining how Roseberry ended up choosing to pursue photography as a career, and then goes to recount the Charlottesville native’s career, beginning with the first camera he ever owned. Mr. Roseberry has amassed an incredible body of work capturing the maturation of the University of Virginia, and he has done it all as an independent photographer.