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Noontime Notions – Photographer Tim Barnwell.

June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monthly noontime program featuring an array of speakers, performers, and topics.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Tide Runners: Exploring the Life of Shrimpers and Fishermen 

Photographer Tim Barnwell, author of seven books on our area, will return again this year for a presentation about his latest title, Tide Runners: Shrimping and Fishing on the Carolinas and Georgia Coast. Best known for his touching and evocative images of Appalachia, and popular guidebooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, here he turns his keen eye and documentary talents to focus on the shrimping and fishing industries of the southeastern coast.

This nine-year exploration took him to the Outer Banks and seaside towns of North Carolina and to dozens of seaboard locations in South Carolina and Georgia where he met, photographed, and interviewed folks for this project. From before sunrise until after dark these men and women work, in all types of weather, through the seasons. Bound by the rhythms of the tides, they struggle to support themselves and their families while confronting financial hardship, market forces beyond their control, mechanical failures, and long hours under difficult and dangerous working conditions.

Over numerous trips to the area, Mr. Barnwell visited dozens of small communities, going out on a variety of shrimping and fishing boats, spending time getting to know the boat captains, strikers on the back of the trawlers, dock workers, food processors, and restaurant employees.

Mr. Barnwell will show his beautiful color portrait and landscape photographs, share stories gleaned from the oral history interviews he conducted with his subjects where they describe their work routines and daily activities, and share his experiences carrying out this project, with the audience.

TIM BARNWELL is a photographer and author based in Asheville, North Carolina, and is one of the most published photographers in the South. He has contributed to dozens of books and is the author of seven of his own-The Face of Appalachia, On Earth’s Furrowed Brow, Hands in Harmony, Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas, Great Smoky Mountains Vistas, Faces and Places of Cashiers Valley, and Tide Runners. His images have appeared in dozens of magazines, including Time, Newsweek, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, Outdoor Photographer, Sky and Telescope, Billboard, Travel South, Smithsonian, Our State, Astronomy, and National Parks.


June 14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Rogow Room, Transylvania County Library
212 S. Gaston St.
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
828-884-3151 x 1805
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212 S Gaston St, Brevard, NC 28712