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Knoxville News Sentinel

Posted on December 21, 2015

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The Knoxville News Sentinel recently published a piece about Sandrock Recordings. Check it out at this link.
Thanks to Morgan Simmons for sharing our story.

Sandrock Recordings

Posted on December 21, 2015

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I’d like to note here that while pursuing my own photographic interests in the Tennessee, I work as Assistant Producer at Sandrock Recordings. Please visit the Sandrock site to view our current catalog.

I’m so lucky to be a part of this team led by Park Ranger Bobby Fulcher. This NPR story on Bobby’s work can provide some context. This is a project not to be overlooked.

We have many new releases, so please take some time to peruse our catalog. One of the recent projects I am most proud of, Born Ramblers, showcases the repertoire of Tom and Tammie McCarroll. Tom is pictured throughout the years below. We recently lost this eldest son of the infamous Fiddling Jimmy McCarroll of the Roane County Ramblers. I really miss this dear friend and am committed to securing his legacy with this final album release. Tom and his daughter Tammie played music together for decades. Tom and Jimmy taught Tammie to play when the instruments were larger than she was! This family—whose name which fittingly translates to “the King’s Musicians”—and their musical heritage are a precious gift to us here in Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. It has been a rare privilege to work with this family.
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The McCarroll family homeplace in Wheat, Tennessee
Jimmy McCarroll at front
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Jimmy McCarroll’s string band the Roane County Ramblers, ca. 1928
Photograph courtesy of Tammie McCarroll
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Members of the McCarroll family in a cornfield ca. 1944
from left: Jimmy, Charlie (app. age 8), Tom (app. age 16), and Arthur (app. age 14)
Photo courtesy of Tammie McCarroll
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Tom, Jimmy, and Tammie McCarroll ca. 1968 / Photograph courtesy of Tammie McCarroll
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Tammie McCarroll at age 6, ca. 1965
Photograph courtesy of Tammie McCarroll
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Tom McCarroll at age 86, photographed by me at his home in Lenoir City in 2014

The musicianship you will find recordings is rare, authentic, and particular to a very special region. I knew nothing about old-time music prior to this appointment but find myself intoxicated by such resounding notes and tunes. I encourage you to explore both stories and songs alike. These recordings detail the specific history and tradition of musicians we work with intimately—as well as life in the Cumberland Plateau, past and present.

Daily Mail

Posted on October 01, 2015

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Big thanks to the Daily Mail U.K. for their recent feature on Post Script. Click here for the story.

Tracing the American South Publication

Posted on October 01, 2015

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I should also note that for those of you unable to view Tracing the American South: Photographs from the Do Good Fund Collection, an exhibit catalog is available. Big thanks to my friend and fellow photographer Aaron Canipe for his beautiful design work on this project.
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Richard McCabe Dixie, LA
2014
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Joshua Dudley Greer Gray, Tennessee
2013

This publication includes our recent interview with Alan Rothschild, conducted in August 2015, reflecting on his ever-evolving process as both a photographic collector and regional historian.
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Cynthia Henebry Anna & Eloise
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(left) Gordon Parks Ondria Tanner & Her Grandmother Window-shopping, Alabama
1956
(right) Rosalind Fox Solomon Mrs.Ova Heggi & Her Mannequin, Chattanooga, Tennessee
1974


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Eliot Dudik Alligator, Oregon Road, Road Ends in Water
2010

Tracing the American South: Photographs from the Do Good Fund

Posted on October 01, 2015

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1991


I really enjoyed co-curating Tracing the American South: Photographs from the Do Good Fund with Tom Rankin, Director of the MFA|EDA program at Duke University and former Director of the Center for Documentary Studies.



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Susan Worsham Young Boy Cleaning Church, VA
2011

The Do Good Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Columbus, Georgia. Since its founding in 2012, the Fund has focused on building a museum-quality collection of contemporary Southern photography, including works by emerging photographers.
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Caitlin Peterson Stone Mountain
2012

Do Good’s mission is to make its collection broadly accessible through regional museums, nonprofit galleries and nontraditional venues, and to encourage complimentary, community-based programming to accompany each exhibition. Founding Director Alan Rothschild was wonderful to work with on this project.

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(left) Rosalind Fox Solomon Bride, New Orleans, 1993
(right) Susan Lipper First Weekend, 1990


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Debbie Fleming Caffery Burning Cane at Sunset
2000
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Jeff Rich Blue Ridge Paper Mill
2008

This exhibit is on view at the Cassilhaus Gallery of Chapel Hill, NC Sept-Nov 2015. I must extend most gracious thanks to Frank Konhaus and Ellen Cassilly for hosting this exhibit and collaborating with us.

ReGeneration 3

Posted on September 20, 2015

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I’m both proud and surprised to have been selected for inclusion in ReGeneration 3: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today. A project of the Musée de l’Élysée, the exhibit debuted in Lausanne, Switzerland this past May. I was honored to attend the grand opening.
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This month, the exhibit travels to the Museo Amparo in Mexico, and will be on view October 31-February 15, 2016. A press conference will be held on October 29 and the opening event will take place on October 31.The exhibition is being presented at Museo Amparo in the context of the international photography festival Foto MX, which launches on October 27.
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The exhibit catalog is available through the Skira-Rizzoli Press of Milan, Italy and New York, New York.

Feature Shoot

Posted on September 20, 2015

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Images from my Post Script work, as well as a brief interview, were recently posted on Feature Shoot. Many thanks to Feature Shoot for highlighting my work.

Silent Ballad

Posted on September 20, 2015

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I somehow find myself with less then ten remaining copies of Silent Ballad, a photobook I released this past June. Please contact me immediately if you would like a copy.

Silent Ballad is a limited edition hardcover showcasing my work in East Tennessee with the Cumberland Trail’s Music Heritage Project. This publication presents the work I made here in 2014. I’ve since fallen in love with the place, the sounds that resonate, and the stories behind them—so I’m still running around these mountains! The pictures accumulate daily, but this is an early peek at a work-in-progress.

New Website

Posted on September 20, 2015

Well, I suppose the first news to report here is this very website, born on September 24, 2015. Big thanks to Eli Van Zoeren for his meticulous design work. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a web designer. I hope you enjoy the new site.