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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Photographer Chip Cooper on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes and Mocha Market Magazine during April as we spotlight out of the box thinkers who are change agents. From serial entrepreneurs who will not allow the word “no” be a stumbling block on the road to success to leaders of organizations who challenge the status quo by leading by example to military men and women who are taking their military training that helped rebuild foreign countries and now applying their skills in their communities to photographers who allow their lens to tell stories about individuals and culture that inspire us to appreciate the beauty in all people. Tune in to hear best practices, how they became overcomers, and how they turned missteps into opportunities.

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, renown photographer and scholar Chip Cooper will talk about his latest book,Old Havana, La Habana Vieja. For three years Chip and Cuban photographer, Nestor Marti, photographed a city that is undergoing a culture rebirth that have many longing to visit Cuba. Throughout the 228 pages coffee table book you will see proud, happy people ages nine to ninety nine that are living out thriving and vibrant lives. Hear Chip share about the inspiration behind the book and Cuba's rich heritage. Chip will also give us updates on the rebuilding of his hometown, Tuscaloosa,Alabama.

Living Your Best Life, is a radio show that empowers, inspires, and motivates one to live their BEST life. Living Your Best Life can be heard on 760AM in the Middle TN Region, Inspirational Networks, military bases, and UStream.TVfrom 9-10AM CST.

More about Chip Cooper

Chip Cooper was the former Director of Photography for the University of Alabama for 33 years and is now artist in residence in the Honors College, as well as a faculty member in Arts & Sciences.

He received his BA from the University in 1972, followed by post-graduate work in photography.

While working for the University of Alabama, he published the following books: Hunting: The Southern Tradition, Taylor Publishing, Dallas Texas; Alabama Memories, WH Smith, New York City; Silent in the Land & Common Threads, CKM Press, Tuscaloosa Alabama, Crimson: The University of Alabama, Booksmith Group, Nashville Tennessee}; and Charlie Lucas, The Tin Man, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa Alabama.

He recently had a photography exhibition in Havana, Cuba, and one in Alabama with Cuban photographer Nestor Marti entitled "Side by Side." They have finished Habana Veija, (Translation: Old Havana) published by Alabama Press in February 2012.

Cooper won an award of excellence for his book, Silent in the Land, from Communication Arts Magazine, and is a past recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. He has shown his work nationally and internationally, and his work is in many museums, and private and corporate collections.

Text INSPIRE to 99000 questions or comments for Chip and to win a copy of his book. Other prizes $50 gift certificate to Barnes and Nobel and dinner for 4 to Ellendale's.

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