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      March 29, 2018

      Thursday  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

      195 Hemphill Knob Road
      Asheville, North Carolina 28803

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      Tim Barnwell talk at Blue Ridge Parkway Main Visitor Center in Asheville, NC

      Photographer and author Tim Barnwell will present a talk and PowerPoint presentation at the Main Visitor Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC, on Thursday, March 29th, 2018, starting at 10:30am. Mr. Barnwell will discuss his numerous book projects, which span over 35 years.
      Three of his books are Appalachian-themed and document life in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee through black and white photographs and oral histories. They portray a way of life all but gone today, with scenes of farming, churches and stores, river baptisms, people working horses and mules, and old time music and traditional hand crafts. The Face of Appalachia and On Earth’s Furrowed Brow capture the farm culture while in Hands in Harmony, traditional craftspeople share the spotlight with old-time and bluegrass musicians including Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Jerry Douglas, David Holt, and Pete Seeger.
      Mr. Barnwell is also the author of two color guidebooks on the area; Great Smoky Mountains Vistas: A Guide, with Mountain Peak Identifications, for What To See and Do In and Around the National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas: A Comprehensive Identification Guide to What You See from the Many Overlooks. These books include a unique mountain peak identification component.
      Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas is designed as a driving guide where travelers pull into an overlook, open the book to the corresponding page, and see the exact view with mountains, towns, and points of interest identified. It is also useful for hikers or anyone who wants to know what they are seeing from locations throughout the mountains of western North Carolina and Virginia. The accompanying text expands on the identifications so that it is not just names of peaks but includes travel tips, maps, and interesting information about the geography, history, geology, and area attractions including waterfalls, hikes, visitor centers, craft shops, and museums.
      The presentation will coincide with the release of the second edition of the best-selling Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas. This new volume includes 16 additional pages with new overlooks added, more full-page scenic photographs, an article on Waterfalls Hikes along the Parkway, and has updated text. It covers sights and scenes along the Blue Ridge Parkway’s 469-mile route and includes panoramic photographs with mountain peak identifications from over 40 overlooks along the Parkway as well as numerous other tourist destinations including Biltmore Estate, Jump Off Rock, Cashiers Valley, and Chimney Rock State Park.
      All of Mr. Barnwell’s projects are dedicated to preserving the culture of southern Appalachia and inspiring folks to get out and explore the area where they live. This entertaining presentation focuses on his efforts, using photography and collecting oral histories, to preserve regional mountain heritage and promote appreciation of the natural beauty that surrounds us.
      The talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing. It will be held in the classroom at the Main Visitor center of the Blue Ridge Parkway at 195 Hemphill Knob Road (Milepost 384) in Asheville, NC. The presentation is cosponsored by Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership and Eastern National. For further information contact Amy Hollifield, at Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, (828) 298-5330 x 303.


      Author’s Bio:
      Tim Barnwell is a photographer and author based in Asheville, North Carolina, and is one of the most published photographers in the South. He has been a principal or contributing photographer to dozens of books and is the author of five of his own: The Face of Appalachia: Portraits from the Mountain Farm, On Earth’s Furrowed Brow: The Appalachian Farm in Photographs, Hands in Harmony: Traditional Crafts and Music in Appalachia, Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas: A Comprehensive Identification Guide to What you See from the Many Overlooks, and Great Smoky Mountains Vistas: A Guide, with Mountain Peak Identifications, for What To See and Do In and Around the National Park.
      His images have appeared in dozens of magazines, including Time, Newsweek, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, American Craft, Outdoor Photographer, US Air, Mother Jones, Sky and Telescope, Blue Ridge Country, Billboard, U.S. News and World Report, Travel South, American Style, Smithsonian, Woodwork, Our State, Black & White Magazine, Smoky Mountain Living, Aperture, LensWork, Fiberarts, Astronomy, Parents, Ceramics Monthly, and National Parks.
      His career has spanned more than 30 years as a professional photographer and photography instructor, including eight years as Executive Director of the nationally recognized Appalachian Photographic Workshops. Mr. Barnwell is known as a master photographer and printer and his fine art photography is widely collected and has been included in many group and one-man shows in the US and abroad. His images are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, Mint Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, High Museum of Art, Greenville (SC) County Museum of Art, Mint Museum, Asheville Art Museum, SOHO Photo Gallery, Newark Museum, and the Bank of America corporate collection. His fine art photography is represented by Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Education | Literary & Books | Outdoors & Recreation

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