Face of Appalachia: Portraits from the Mountain Farm

Face of Appalachia: Portraits from the Mountain Farm

by Tim Barnwell, Sam Gray, George Tice

Hardcover(New Edition)



A world we have lost, in beautiful photographs and moving words.

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 entrée into a life characterized by straightforward joys, hardships, isolation, and independence. It is a way of life we will not see again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393057874
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/29/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 157
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Tim Barnwell's images have appeared in dozens of magazines, including Time and Newsweek, and are in many permanent collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the High Museum in Atlanta. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Face of Appalachia: Portraits from the Mountain Farm 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
phoenixcomet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Emotionally moving photos of Appalachian peoples. Some images evoke raw emotions relating to poverty and strong work ethics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice photography that captures the people of Appalachia in a way that almost tells a story. I was expecting more of a reading book but was pleasantly surprised when it was mostly pictures and very good ones. Not a book you want for information though.