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Photo exhibit by Roland Vinyard

March 20, 2013 - Mohawk Currents

FONDA — The Frothingham Free Library is featuring an exhibit of photos by Roland Vinyard of Sprakers this month.

Vinyard is a retired dairyman who now works as a real estate broker. He is also the executive secretary of the Intercollegiate Outing Club Association Alumni, a news release said.

He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 1968 and a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in 1971.

Vinyard is self-taught in photography and mostly self-taught as a musician. He is an author of the book, “On Caves and Cameras.” He is the photographer and secretary of the Canajoharie’s Music on Main Street program and performs as a solo musician and with The Bentwood Rockers and the Valley Bog Players.

Vinyard has photographed the natural world for nearly 50 years, both to document his explorations across the U.S. and abroad and in response to uncommon beauties found in nature. Nationally known as a cave explorer, he is also an accomplished mountaineer, canyoneer, canoeist and hiker.

While most his public photographic endeavor centers around slide presentations given to various interest groups, he has published photos in national magazines and a calendar, as well as in The Leader-Herald. He is an author of "On Caves and Cameras" and regularly presents photographic subjects at the national convention for the National Speleological Society.

The subjects of his current exhibition are recent photos not manipulated in Photoshop, and they fall within these categories: Wild & Scenic, Flowers, Local Scenes and Adventure Photography.

You may find other examples of his work on his Facebook and MySpace sites and at the following websites:,,,,,, and

The Frothingham Free Library's hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; from noon to 7 p.m. Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.


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"Setting Moon," photo by Roland Vinyard.


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