Salt & Truth.
Photographs by Shelby Lee Adams. Introduction by James L. Enyeart. Text by Shelby Lee Adams, Catherine Evans.
Candela Books, 2011. 120 pp., 80 tritone illustrations, 9¾x12".
Shelby Lee Adams first encountered the communities of the Appalachian mountains as a child, while accompanying his doctor uncle on his rounds. In the mid-1970s he started to photograph in the region, using a 4 x 5 camera, gaining and building a special trust among its often impoverished people, who have tended to not always welcome would-be documentarians. Adams not only records their lives and hardships with great empathy, but also depicts the grace and humanity of his subjects, photographing with an ease evident in the results. Salt and Truth is Adams' fourth monograph, and presents 80 new photographs taken mostly over the past eight years. The photographs in this collection are of children and animals, of working people and of a way of life rarely glimpsed by photographers.
About the Limited Edition of Salt & Truth With Print:
Candela Books is proud to be working directly with Shelby Lee Adams on a limited edition of Salt & Truth. The first 70 copies of the book come in a clothbound clamshell case, with a choice of one of two 8x10 gelatin silver prints by the artist. The two available prints are Frankie with Shucky Beans, 2002and Billy and Bethany with Coonskins, 2004.
The price of the limited editions will increase in cost as the edition sells. The Candela store price reflects the current selling price for each version of the limited edition. Please inquire for more information about tiered pricing.
Read Karen Jenkin’s review of Salt & Truth in photo-eye Magazine.