Rich Community: an Anthology of Appalachian Photographers

Now available: Rich Community: An Anthology of Appalachian Photographers. A collection of new, previously unpublished 21st-century work by 82 Southern Appalachian photographers. The book includes one or two photographs, a short biography, web or contact info, and an artist's statement from each of the participating photographers. Juried and edited by David Underwood, from an open competition. Includes a juror's introduction and a publisher's introduction; 106 pages; 90 original photographs; 8" x 10" softcover. Cover photograph © by Lisa Parker. Released by Sapling Grove Press in June, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-692-43615-8.

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Rich Community: An Anthology of Appalachian Photographers includes photographs, biographical & contact information, and artists’ statements, by: Rob Amberg, Elle Olivia Andersen, David Andrews, Brittany Bazan, Doug Berryhill, Josh Birnbaum, Christa Bowden, Deborah Bryan, Leah Bullard, Ian Campbell, Rick Cary, Megan Chapman, R. Earl Cleveland, Bridget Conn, James Davis, Andy Drinnon, Nancy Ehlers, Terry Eiler, Lisa Flanary, Diane Fox, Polly Gaillard, Hans Gindlesberger, Andrew Gresham, Barrett Hedges, Robert Heller, Lori Hepner, Christine Holtz & Lauren S. Zadikow, Diane Hopkins-Hughs, William Imhof, Trey Jolly, Lee Jones, Daniel Kaufmann, Gary Kirksey, Tony Lawson, Paul Lee, Tim Lewis, Lisa Lindamood, Jacob Long, Jeff Loope, Abby Malone, John May, Brian McDaniel, Olivia Mertz, Sarah Cusimano Miles, Elizabeth Minix, Elizabeth Moser, Pat Owens, Lisa Parker, Stephen Pierson, David Pittenger, Julie Rae Powers, Julie Rabun, Josh Raftery, Sarah Reuning, Hannah Riffey, Dennis Sabo, Dennis Savage, George Scott, Michael Sherwin, Kim Sholly, Tyson Smith, Lynn Stanger, Sam Stapleton, David Stephenson, Ray Stratton, Joe Strickland, Robert Sulkin, Constance Thalken, Eric Thompson, Kathleen Thompson, Bryan Tilghman, Carrie Tomberlin, Eric Tomberlin, Harumi Umi, David Underwood, Wendy Minor Viny, Joshua White, Chip Williams, Anderson Wrangle, Clayton Young, Lauren S. Zadikow & Christine Holtz, Matthew Ziff, and John Zirkle.


1. Carmichaels's Bookstore; two locations in Louisville, Kentucky; 1295 Bardstown Road 40204, and 2720 Frankfort Avenue 40206.

2. PARNASSUS Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14, Nashville TN 37215; phone 615-953-2243.

3. Knoxville Museum of Art (gift shop), 1050 World's Fair Park Drive, Knoxville TN 37916; phone 865-525-6101.

Here is just one example of a newspaper review of RICH COMMUNITY:

"Rich Community: An Anthology of Appalachian Photographers (Sapling Grove Press) is a stunning new release featuring work by a diverse group of contemporary southern Appalachian photographers, including Constance Thalken of Salyersville and Trey Jolly of Lexington. The images include hauntingly beautiful landscapes and portraits, digital collages, and even a still life of coal.  … In introductory comments, editor David Underwood and publisher Susan O’Dell Underwood connect the history of Appalachian photographic images, from the iconic black-and-whites that helped launch the 1960s War on Poverty to current work that expands the documentary nature of photography to create fine art. …"      -- Jayne Moore Waldrop, in The Courier-Journal (newspaper from Louisville, Kentucky, August 01, 2015).