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Date(s) - Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lidgate Hall, Medford Congregational Church


Photographer Jim James will be showing a number of bird and other wildlife images from some of his travels around the world.

As a small boy Richard E “Jim” James moved from Montana to Oregon with his family in the early 1940’s and was brought up on the Oregon coast and the Rogue Valley where he and his wife, Valerie, raised their four children. Except for a number of years spent in many Western and Midwestern states as well as Alaska while Jim was in the Air Force and in medical training as a physician and orthopedic surgeon, he has lived in Oregon most of his life. Jim spent most of his time as a boy fishing, hunting, hiking, and observing animals in the wilderness and later working summers in the woods while attending high school, college, and medical school.

Fifty years ago while in the Air Force he and his family moved to Alaska and it was here living in one of the last great wilderness areas in North America that he first became seriously interested in nature photography. He has continued to develop a keen interest in wildlife photography, which has become a serious passion over the past twenty years switching from slide film to digital about 8 years ago. Except for occasional minimal digital enhancement, Jim does not digitally engineer his images. 

Now retired Jim spends his free time with his family and eight grandchildren as well as photographing wildlife throughout the world and hopes to bring a better understanding and enjoyment of some of God’s most unique and beautiful creatures to others through his pictures.