Joshua White

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These images are from a larger body of work documenting contemporary creative practice in southern Appalachia, including artists, musicians, farmers, luthiers, and other creative practices. When I make a tintype on a farm, the air and sunlight necessary for photosynthesis to occur physically touch the plate, creating an object that not only documents my subject's efforts, but preserves and honors them by bearing active witness. Using a process introduced in the 1850s and intentionally crafting unique images in the age of digital photography, which I also deeply value, is a conscious effort to reconnect with the work of the hand, tradition, and innovation in this beautiful, complex region.

The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Atrium Health
The Cannon Foundation
Independent Tribune
Technologies Edge