Little Worlds: A Work in Progress Exhibition Opening
6:30pm 6:30pm

Little Worlds: A Work in Progress Exhibition Opening

Explore Madison County, North Carolina through the eyes of Guggenhiem, NEH and NEA fellow Rob Amberg. Since moving there in 1973, writing and photographing the evolving culture and environment of this unique piece of Appalachia has been his lifetime project. 

His first book, Sodom Laurel Album, is a cult classic now in its second printing and was published in 2002 by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke and the University of North Carolina Press. His second book from Madison County, The New Road: I-26 and the Footprints of Progress in Appalachia, was published in 2009 by the Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago. To complete the trilogy, a third book is in progress. Fall Line has been in conversation with Amberg about this third book currently titled Little Worlds.

The exhibition will feature framed prints as well as unframed working prints presented in a wall collage. Many of these images will appear in the third book, and it gives the viewer a chance to see the edit in process. The exhibition is intended to show some of the processes and decisions that go into the editing process of making a book. 

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Places and People: Developing the Deep Essay with Photographs and Words Workshop
to Oct 1

Places and People: Developing the Deep Essay with Photographs and Words Workshop

Fall Line Press is excited to offer its second annual workshops for artists and writers pursuing deep photographic projects with an eye towards publication. Our photography mentors this year are Rob Amberg and Bill Yates whose long careers and cult classic photobooks, Sodom Laurel Album and Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink, have set very high standards for what an extended examination of people and their places can achieve in book form. Find inspiration in the land of Alice Walker, Flannery O’Connor and Joel Chandler Harris in historic East Central Georgia, where the workshops will take place.

On Saturday, Rob and Bill will mentor photographers on a full day shoot in Sparta, GA. As participants photograph in the field and in selected venues, workshop mentors will be available for discussion, review of work and feedback as the day progresses. Participation will be limited to 12 artists on a first come first serve basis. In the evening, participants will gather for a bbq dinner at 3 Cent Farm where they will share and discuss their photographs and be given further guidance from the mentors.

The half-day publication workshop on Sunday with Fall Line’s publisher, writer and artist, William Boling, will be held at 3 Cent Farm. Guest teachers and friends will lead a small group of participants through a discussion of effective approaches to sharing art, writing and vision through publishing. Consideration will be given to a range of publishing options including artist books, self-published art and photobooks, independent presses, as well as zines, online and other traditional and non-traditional forms of publishing. Attention will be given to both the practical nuts and bolts of the process as well as the creative side.

Friday, September 29th 3 - 5pm
Registration, moonshine & tea at 3 Cent Farms

Saturday, September 30th 9am - 4pm
Full day shoot in Sparta, GA
7pm: Bbq dinner at 3 Cent Farm

Sunday, October 1st 9:30am - 12:30pm
Publishing workshop at 3 Cent Farm

Full weekend $450
Saturday Only $350
Sunday Only $175


Since moving to Madison County, North Carolina in 1973 Rob Amberg has been photographing the evolving culture and environment. Guggenheim fellow, NEH fellow and NEA fellow, Amberg has made this a lifelong project. He has previously published Sodom Laurel Album (Center for Documentary Studies at Duke and UNC Press) and The New Road (Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago). He is currently developing a third book on the series.


Bill Yates, an MFA graduate of RISD, studied with Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Garry Winogrand, and was mentored by late friend and artist/photographer William Christenberry. In 2015, he exhibited Bill Yates: Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink 1972-1973 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans. Permanent collection holdings include High Museum, St. Petersburg MFA, Wellesley College Davis Museum, as well as private collections. His recent award winning book - Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink - was published by Fall Line Press in 2016. 

People and Places Workshop with Rob Amberg and Bill Yates
from 175.00
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Fall Line Talks: Atlanta Jazz Festival Forty Years
6:30pm 6:30pm

Fall Line Talks: Atlanta Jazz Festival Forty Years

Join us for our Fall Line Talk on the last Thursday in June to learn about a new publication we recently released with the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. This past Memorial Day weekend, the City had its 40th year of the jazz festival. It is regarded as one of the largest free festivals in the country. Over the years, they've had many well-known artists play including Miles Davis, Nina Simone and Ray Charles. This book is a document of the performers throughout the years through the eyes of five photographers:

Jim Alexander
Ernest Gregory
Michael Reese
Susan Ross
Julie Yarbrough

Jim, Michael, Susan and Julie will be joining us on the 29th to talk about their experience photographing the jazz festival through the years and sign books. You don't want to miss it.

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