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Out of Frame: Regional Stereotypes in Photography

By Lou Murrey Earlier this year, a photo essay published by Vice Magazine titled “Two Days in Appalachia” provoked controversy over the portrayal of the region in the media. The images were made in the photographer Bruce Gilden’s signature style,

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Wide-Angle: Contemporary Photography

Broadening our view of Appalachia Compiled by Melanie Harsha, Lou Murrey and Molly Moore Ed Shepard has owned a gas station in the town of Welch, W.Va., for over sixty years. A prominent local figure, Shepard is depicted in the

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Land through the Lens

Photographs of Appalachia’s wild wonders have shaped our relationship with the mountains since the early 20th century, and witnessing the destruction of the region’s land and waters has long stirred residents to defend our natural heritage. – Compiled by Molly

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October/November 2013 Newsbites

Community meetings to tackle blasting issues, a photo exhibit to benefit Appalachian Voices, and saying Hello to new faces and Goodbye to a familiar one.

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Bertha’s Love

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Snake Handlers, Strippers and the KKK: CNN’s Portrait of “Everyday Life in Appalachia”

So CNN ran a sensationalized and superficial story built on stereotypes that lacked any news value. Big news, right? Grow up, kid, this is the entertainment business… That’s an excerpt from the conversation in my head before deciding to write

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Paul Corbit Brown: Truth Before Profit

By Jamie Goodman Paul Corbit Brown’s life has come full circle – thanks to the lens on his camera. He was born into a coal miner’s family in Kilsyth, W.Va. For generations, every male in his family had become coal

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Vote for Your Favorite Appalachian Photo

By Griff Crews Communications intern, Spring 2011 Interested in seeing some Appalachian Mountain inspired art? Get out to the Turchin Visual Art Center this week to check out photographs of the amazing culture and scenery of the Appalachian Mountains captured

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Click Click Snap Away Photographers!

Snap away photographers! The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition is underway and it’s perfect weather for walking, hiking, biking and poking around the outside world with your camera. As you wander around with your camera during the upcoming months, pay special

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Photographer Awarded for Photos on Beauty of Coal Country

Carl Galie, an photographer hailing from Winston-Salem, was recently awarded the first ever Art for Conservation Grant to go towards the printing of his work for public display. He has been very active with Appalachian Voices in our work to

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