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May 2011

MESH Gallery in Morganton, NC, Features Works by Tim Barnwell

MESH Gallery in Morganton, NC, will present the exhibit, The Face of Appalachia, an exhibition of black & white photography by Asheville-based photographer Tim Barnwell, on view from May 13 through July 1, 2011. A reception will be held on May 13, from 6-8:30pm.

Barnwell will be exhibiting a selection of black and white images from his three books. These projects were completed over the last 30 years and are his documentation and interpretation of the Appalachian landscape and its people. Images included are a mix of landscapes and portraits. Barnwell’s books will be available for sale and signing at the reception.

Barnwell’s career has spanned over thirty years as both a professional photographer and a photography instructor, including eight years (1980-1988) as Executive Director of the nationally recognized school Appalachian Photographic Workshops. His images have been widely published, appearing in dozens of magazines including Time, Newsweek, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, American Craft, Outdoor Photographer, Sky and Telescope, Billboard, Travel South, American Style, Black & White Magazine, Aperture, Lenswork and National Parks.

Barnwell is the author of three books, The Face of Appalachia: Portraits from the Mountain Farm (W.W. Norton, 2003) and On Earth’s Furrowed Brow: The Appalachian Farm in Photographs (W.W. Norton, 2007), and Hands in Harmony: Traditional Crafts and Music in Appalachia (W.W. Norton, 2009.

Barnwell has work in the Permanent Collection of: Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; SOHO Photo Gallery, NYC; New Orleans Museum of Art; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Greenville County Museum of Art, SC; Asheville Art Museum, NC; Mars Hill College, NC; Western Carolina University, NC; Bank of America (NCNB); R.J. Reynolds Industries; Newark (NJ) Museum of Art; Elon University Center for the Arts; and Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Barnwell has had photography included in over 65 one-man and group photographic exhibits since 1977, including three one man shows at the SOHO Photo Gallery/NYC, at the Brunnenburg Museum in Italy, and three book traveling exhibits.

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