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Powerful imagery of an otherwise camera-shy people. Shelby Lee Adams was born in Appalachia and
has mutual trust and respect needed to develop such an archive.
I had the pleasure of reading this. The pictures are of course, of greatest quality. I believe that the detractors of Mr Adams lose sight of the vibrant and incredible humanity he... Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by Christopher M. Combs
I come from relatives that lived in the North Carolina mountains. My great-grandparents built their home from scraps, they lived a life of poverty. Read morePublished on February 28, 2011 by buriedp
What legacy is this author attempting to bring to light here? As far as I can see the photos go beyond the story of poor families in Kentucky. Read morePublished on August 4, 2010 by Sharon Lynn
...I live in Ashe County, NC hard up by the Tennessee and Virginia line...today at WalMart I didn't see a single person that looked like they were out of Adam's photographs... Read morePublished on April 13, 2009 by Howard W. Stukes
I am astounded at some of the reviews who said that this book, and it's author, are exploiting the subjects therin. Read morePublished on March 24, 2005 by Victoria A. Vernau
The few reviews I've read speaking ill of Adam's work are silly. You obviously have not read the text that accompany's the photographs. Read morePublished on March 16, 2004
A very, very impressive book with a careful view on people that do deserve their place in history and somehow find a way to keep on their sunny side of life. Read morePublished on January 25, 2004