Faculty, Mara Kurtz (GD ’90) has a book published: The Rock Hill Pictures


Mara Kurtz, GD ’90, and AAS graphic design professor professor since 1990, has just published a photography book titled THE ROCK HILL PICTURES. The 138 page book contains documentary photographs by Mara Kurtz showing Rock Hill, South Carolina in the early 1970’s, before a federally funded “beautification program” demolished the town.

The book design was a collaboration between Mara Kurtz, Principal, Mara Kurtz Studio and Jim Wagner GD ’04, and Principal of Certainly Studio, New York.

Cover, detail

Introduction, spread

Merita, book spread

Grant's, left & Pool Sign, right


Auction Barn


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  1. Stunning book Mara! I’ll keep my eyes out for it.