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The Face of Appalachiaby Tim Barnwell
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Life in the steep hills of Appalachia has changed more in the last twenty years than in the previous two hundred. Long a region of farmers, burley tobacco, cattle, copious gardens, durable traditions, and hard-working families, it has become a region of retirees, developers, young urban escapees, and new highways. Aware of the transformation, Tim Barnwell set out to document the lives of the people in the land he grew up in. His sensitive portraits, landscapes, and farm scenes, and his penetrating oral histories give us an entrĂ©e into a life characterized by straightforward joys, hardships, isolation, and independence. It is a way of life we will not see again.
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Photographer Tim Barnwell captures the character of North Carolina's rural farmers and craftspeople, as well as the region's beautiful mountainous and agricultural landscapes, in an elegant volume of b&w photographs taken from 1977 to the present.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A world we have lost, in beautiful photographs and moving words.
Capturing a world almost lost in beautiful photos and moving words, Barnwell documents the lives of the people in the land where he grew up. His sensitive portraits, landscapes, and farm scenes, and his oral histories give an entree into a life of joys, hardships, isolation, and independence.
About the Author
Tim Barnwell is a professional photographer living and working in Asheville, North Carolina.
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