Greg Greenawalt and Paul Purser have explored neighborhoods, workplaces and play spaces — from parks, churches, and colleges, to sports venues, cultural festivals, and arts organizations. Hundreds of beautiful, full-color photographs celebrate Charlotte, NC as a great place to live, work, and play. Through interviews with Charlotte’s movers and shakers, a year’s worth of photo shoots, and historical research, Destination: Charlotte captures the area’s diverse, progressive mood as well as the traditional Southern charm that sets it apart from other metropolitan centers.
Charlotte’s beauty, attractions and charm lure visitors from around the world. The spirit of our people brings them back and keeps them here."
- Bob Morgan; President, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Racing started here in Charlotte and has grown into a major industry with an economic impact of over $5 billion annually to our region."
- Bruton Smith; CEO, Speedway Motorsports
Charlotte is a small town grown big, [still] a close knit community surrounded by the advantages of a big city."
- Harvey Gantt; Former Mayor of Charlotte
Davidson has long been a small town with a diverse population. Connectivity here is the watchword."
- Maguerite Williams; Commissioner, Town of Davidson; President, Davidson Housing Coalition
Our public and private sectors work cooperatively to leverage our assets to make the most of today’s opportunities…we’re planting the seeds for tomorrow’s success."
- Ronnie Bryant; President and CEO, Charlotte Regional Partnership
Charlotte vibrates! It’s a city that’s going places, I tell you. You can plug in here!"
- Allen Tate; President, Allen Tate Realtors
From recreation and leisure activities to cultural offerings, shopping and sports, the Charlotte region lives up to its motto: Charlotte’s Got a Lot!"
- Tim Newman; Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
As a veteran with more than 30 years in destination, hospitality, and tourism sales and marketing, Greg Greenawalt has made his career promoting destinations and cities throughout the U.S. Originally from Elkhart, Indiana, Greenawalt has lived all over the country, from California and Florida, to Chicago and Philadelphia. He is President of Destination Concepts LLC and resides in greater Charlotte with his wife Cindi, daughter Alexandra, and their dog Max.
Paul Purser—the man behind the camera—was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He’s always found photography to be the ultimate creative outlet and whether hiking in the Appalachians, visiting the coast, or spending time in the Queen City, he’s constantly on the lookout for images that tell stories. Purser is head photographer at Photo Charlotte LLC. When he’s not taking pictures, Paul can be found on the golf course, fishing, or spending time with his wife Susan and son Jacob.