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The Face of Appalachia: Portraits from the Mountain Farm

The Face of Appalachia: Portraits from the Mountain Farm is the culmination of over 25 years of work by acclaimed photographer Tim Barnwell. His remarkable black-and-white images, taken with a vintage 4x5 inch view camera, show us scenes of farming, hunting, religious activities, people working with oxen and horses, carrying on traditional handcrafts, and of daily life. Combining beautiful landscapes with tender portraits, he provides a stunning picture of a vanishing way of life on the remote mountain farms of rural Appalachia.

Over 100 photographs, printed here in elegant duotone reproductions, are combined with conversations with the subjects, to give us an insight into the daily lives, religious activities, family histories, and dreams of the hard working, proud, and resourceful men and women of this unique area of our country.

The rugged and remote mountains of the southern Appalachian region have served to isolate and preserve the last vestiges of life as it once was throughout rural America. Transcending their geographical origins, these photographs capture this way of life and remind us of what it was once like on farms across this country. We are given a look at how our forefathers lived for generations, with seemingly little change, in the decades before modern industry, roads, communication, and technology transformed the country and then to the information age we live in today.

By documenting this disappearing way of life, Mr. Barnwell has captured the essence, beauty, and rugged character of the rural landscape and its people, for this and the future generations.


Face of Appalachia Book Image
The Face Of Appalachia: Portraits From The Mountain Farm is now available in book stores and through online retailers. It is a 160 page hardcover with beautiful duotone black-and-white reproductions, published by W.W. Norton & Co., New York/London and was printed in Italy. The ISBN number is
0-393-05787-9.
The Book Is Curently Available In 3 Editions:
LIMITED EDITION: SOLD OUT

Hardcover book in custom cloth covered slipcase, limited to 50 copies, signed and numbered.
The Face of Appalachia Limited Edition
The Face of Appalachia Special Edition
SPECIAL EDITION: $650

Hardcover book in custom cloth covered slipcase, limited to 50 copies, signed by Tim Barnwell and George Tice (Foreword author), and numbered, with 11x14 archival inkjet print of “Collie Payne and Berry in Tobacco Field”, printed and signed by the author, matted and mounted on 16x20 archival museum board, numbered to match the book.

Add $25 for shipping/US for reinforced shipping box and insurance. Only available from Barnwell Photography. Price increases as edition sells out.

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The Face of Appalachia Limited Edition
The Face of Appalachia Limited Edition
RESERVE EDITION: $69.95

Hardcover book in custom cloth covered slipcase, limited to 30 copies, signed and numbered, plus $5.50 shipping/US. Includes loose 8x10, signed, archival inkjet print of “Rolling Hills & Truck.” Only available from Barnwell Photography. Price increases as edition sells out.

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The Face of Appalachia Regular Edition
REGULAR EDITION: $29.95

Hardcover. Available in bookstores, at online retailers, and through Barnwell Photography. We offer autographed or personalized copies, not available elsewhere.

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A traveling exhibit, containing thirty images from this book (see web gallery) is available to galleries, schools, and museums. A packet of information is available upon request.

View the Traveling Exhibits & Book Signings page for scheduled dates and venues
for The Face Of Appalachia Traveling Exhibit.

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