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Lifetime Visions

Mac Fleming has been a photographer all his life. In his senior years, he broadened his range of self-expression from the concrete reality of photographs to the realm of critical thoughts and feelings expressed in poetry. In this book, he uses poetry to trace his maturing ideas and feelings from youthful years in Oregon and middle years in the Midwest to senior years on the coast of California. Along this journey, he occasionally adds a touch of the concrete through related color photos. Weaving years of experience with youthful turns of phrase, Lifetime Visions is an exploration of a life well-lived, spanning over a century.

Mac Fleming

Mac Fleming was born in February of 1919, in Schaller, Iowa. The son of a Presbyterian minister, he grew up in Fairview, Oregon. In 1942, he married Ruth--his wife for 72 years--and earned a BS at Oregon State College in agriculture, wildlife management. During World War II, Fleming was an official photographer in the Army Signal Corps and later authored From War to Peace in 1945 Germany (Indiana University Press, 2016) based on that experience. In 1960, Fleming earned an EdD at Indiana University, where he then taught as a professor of instructional systems technology in the School of Education until he retired, in 1984. In his senior years, he took thousands of photos and wrote hundreds of poems.

Austin Macauley Publishers