You oughta be in these pictures … and maybe you are

Mountain Xpress staff photographer Jonathan Welch, along with multimedia editor Jason Sandford, photo intern Liz McCarthy and freelancer Maggie West, spent the past few weeks training their lenses on a host of community events. The best of their work is now online, in the new photo galleries listed below. Have a look … you might even see yourself.

Cherokee nation: Vivid scenes from July 4, 2008 — as celebrated during the recent annual pow wow in Cherokee.

Bountiful burlesque: Two racy reviews of the Americana, Burlesque & Sideshow Festival, which came to Asheville in late June. Click here for part one, and here for part two.

The face of radio: A look behind the scenes of several shows at Asheville radio station WPVM — “The Progressive Voice of the Mountains.”

Market, and they will come: The grand opening of the new Asheville City Market, which proved a locavore’s delight.

Sign of the times: After years of controversy, Staples on Merrimon Avenue modifies its signs — and Xpress is there to capture the action.

Farms for all: A ride-along on the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s annual local farm and garden tour.

Powered up: A close-up look at the first Time for Our Power! women’s conference in Asheville.

Tick, tock: Xpress tags along with one of the teams competing in the Asheville 48 Hour Film Project.

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About Jon Elliston
An Asheville-based mountain journalist: Former Mountain Xpress managing editor. Investigations and open government editor at Carolina Public Press. Senior contributing editor at WNC magazine.

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