It’s a sunny day when Jennifer Mesk, the photojournalist behind Humans of Asheville, sets out across the city that serves as her muse. Spotting a group of interesting-looking characters on Patton Avenue, she motions to them, then indicates her camera. They smile curiously, and she crosses the street. “Hi,” she says, smiling. “Can I take your picture?”
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features local gluten-free chips and dips as well as a photography exhibit.
Peering from across a century, many children look older than their years in photographs captured by Lewis Hines in the mill villages of Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Rowan and other North Carolina counties. The 40 images in the free exhibit, The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918, on loan from the N.C. Museum of History,will be shown at the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Western Office June 23 to Oct. 3, during regular hours Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and in special evening and Saturday programs.
Everyone loves a great return and Friday, May 9, brings two. Jamaica People, opening in West Asheville, presents images a local photographer brought back from her trips to that Caribbean Island. And in downtown Asheville, media and design forum PechaKucha night returns after a lengthy hiatus. Not your average vacation photos Photographer Jessica Rehfield initially […]
David Holt’s black and white film portraits of some of Appalachian music’s greatest talents — and Holts’ personal mentors — will be shown for the first time at UNC Asheville April 7-16.
Sandlin Gaither’s 10 years of musical portraits at The Grey Eagle. All photos by Gaither.
Asheville High juniors Brennan Reichmann and Van Arthur launched the Instagram hashtag #828isgreat. When they reach 1,000 followers, they’ll turn the photo collection into an apparel business.
A series of images by photographer Nick King showing a glimpse of election night, as Ashevilleans found out the results of the election for their next mayor and three City Council members.
The discovery of Abraham Lincoln in a rare photo at the scene of the Gettysburg Address has put local professor Christopher Oakley in the national spotlight as the 150th anniversary of the president’s famed oratory approaches.
The Odditorium will host a massive benefit to help the Asheville Darkroom continue its mission.
Local photographer Mike Belleme’s street skaters images are included on the CNN Photos blog. Image by Belleme, from his website.
A slideshow of favorite photos I took in 2012.
Xpress sent veteran photog Daniel Coston to shoot The Who last month in Washington, D.C. Here’s his dispatch.
So many memories, captured here by photographer John Zara. Also, check out the full list of the songs Warren Haynes and crew played on Saturday, Dec. 15.
After today, the campaigning stops: No more phone calls. No more mailers. No more motorcades. But before the polls close and the election season ends, here’s a look back at those campaign stumps in Asheville, N.C., through Storify. (photos by Caitlin Byrd)
In yellows, reds and oranges, fall has arrived in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Here are a few of the Instagram photos that people have taken and shared throughout the week. (Featured image courtesy of @Jennifer Sadler on Instagram)
Mitt Romney addressed a packed crowd at Asheville’s US Cellular Center Thursday after being introduced by conservative pundit Mike Huckabee and Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner. (Featured photo by Max Cooper)
Local photographer Michael Oppenheim juxtaposes images from New York City and Asheville. A reception for the show is held Sunday, Oct. 7 at Vinnie’s.
The sprawling folk-rock collective played Thomas Wolfe Auditorium last week. Photos by John Zara.
Throughout Bele Chere, Xpress reporter Caitlin Byrd checked out your Instagram photos. Compiled using Storify, here’s what all the Ansel Adams wannabes took at Asheville’s largest arts and music festival. From Ultimate Air Dogs to Dr. Dog, maybe you’ll see one of your own shots here (or maybe you’re just in one). Photo by @ArtOfficialMusic on Instagram.
At midnight on July 9, Asheville-based photographer Ian MacLellan and musician Emma Scudder launched a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary they hope to create. Called “We Are Here”, the multimedia project will tell the stories of Southern Appalachian women and, in the process, “redefine the way that outsiders see and think about Appalachia.” (Photo from the project’s Kickstarter page)