Photography in Ashe County, North Carolina

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About the Book

Ashe County is a photographer’s treasure trove full of southern Appalachian gems sparkling in the northwest corner of North Carolina. Within these pages you will discover 388 photographs brought to you by 76 professional and amateur photographers who were inspired to capture all that is Ashe County. These thoughtful, creative, inquisitive, talented photographers have sought out every nook and cranny of Ashe County to bring you their pictoral insight. They have left no boulder unturned in their quest to chronicle the historical life, times, people, places and things in this magnificent blue ridge paradise.

About the Author(s)

Kim Hadley is a photography enthusiast and McFarland employee, living in Creston, North Carolina.
Doug Munroe is a painter, an earnest stacker of stone, former president of the Florence Thomas Art School and a retired nurseryman living in the Clifton Community of Ashe County. He partners with his daughter and son-in-law in a commercial maple syrup business and manages a couple of trout ponds.

Bibliographic Details

Kim Hadley and Doug Munroe
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 385 photos, glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8938-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5356-3
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

• “What a treasure! Kim and Doug have set the standard for a regional treatise on photographers and their images. If you’re a photographer of any kind, this book will be rewarding even if you don’t have a connection to Ashe County. I enjoyed learning about the featured photographers and seeing how they approach photography, and I particularly liked the thorough treatment on the history of photography. Plus, the featured images have me wanting to spend some time in Ashe County with my own camera.”—Kevin Adams, a professional photographer and author of 12 North Carolina books

• “Ashe County is unlike any other mountain county in North Carolina—from its endangered plants and wildlife, to the incomparable New River, to the folk traditions expressed through paintings, music, foodways, and crafts. This essential book captures both the history and the precious present moment, still unsullied in most places and essential to preserve for coming generations. Thanks to Kim Hadley and Doug Munroe for seeing what must be saved and savored.”—Georgann Eubanks, author of Saving the Wild South and The Fabulous Ordinary: Sensory Adventures in the Wild South

• “This book takes the reader on a journey that features the contemporary photographer’s individual perspective in both text and imagery as well as a look back in time in Northwestern, NC with historical photography. Another thoughtfully curated collection by Doug Munroe and Kim Hadley of Ashe County artists that you can pick up and read from any point in the book.”—Joni Ray, executive director, Ashe County Arts Council