Southern Appalachian Celebration by James Valentine (broadcast 2-20-2012) Breathtaking photographs, taken over a period of 40 years, carry us through the Appalachians of the Carolinas, Virginias and neighboring states. More than just pretty pictures, the art embodied in these pages invite you to dream, to meditate and to stand in awe at the beauty they convey. Inviting you to Think Like a Mountain, like a Forest , a Wildflower and more this is a book to learn from as well as admire. In its introductions and brief descriptions we find out about one of the oldest rivers on earth, about Cherokee legends and about the importance of the most biologically diverse temperate forest in the world among other things. A treasure of a book, find out more at James Valentine.
Daring to Look: Dorothea Lange’s Photographs and Reports from the Field by Anne Whiston Spirn (broadcast 12-1-2009) In 1939, Lange worked for the Farm Security Administration in North Carolina, taking photographs in Wake, Orange, Person, Granville and Chatham counties. “Anne Whiston Spirn has hit the nail on the head: she knows the secret of understanding good photography – and of understanding Dorothea Lange’s Life as well. An astonishing book” – Rondal Partridge, photographer and former assistant to Lange. Find out more at