Shelby Lee Adams Event

This Friday, November 12th at 7pm, Project Basho will host acclaimed environmental portrait photographer, Shelby Lee Adams for a presentation of his work. The public is invited to attend this lecture where Mr. Adams’ will speak about his intimate but stark depictions of people from rural Appalachia.

Adams, a native Kentuckian, has spent decades documenting family life in the traditional mountain communities of Appalachia. He is the recipient of numerous awards including this year’s Guggenheim Photography Fellowship and has authored several monographs including Appalachian Portraits (1993), Appalachian Legacy (1998), and Appalachian Lives (2003). He is also the subject of the 2002 documentary, The True Meaning of Pictures.

Adams’ photography has been collected and exhibited by over sixty national and international public museum collections and numerous private collections including the Musee de l’Elysee Lausanne, The National Gallery of Canada, Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Amon Carter Museum.

Admission to Shelby Lee Adams’ lecture is $10 for the general public, $5 for students and Friends of Project Basho, and free for students of Adams’ weekend workshop on Environmental Portraiture. There are still last minute spots available for those who want to enroll in the weekend workshop, which is taking place Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 9am-5pm.

We look forward to seeing you here!

Brother Bradley Shell Firehandling, Shelby Lee Adams

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