Shelby Lee Adams Photographs at Davis Orton Gallery

The Newsome Children, 1997 by Shelby Lee Adams

Shelby Lee Adams, who will be exhibiting at the Davis Orton Gallery September 9 to October 9, has selected a small group of photographs for our gallery flat files that are now available to the public.  Included in the group are “The Newsome Children, 1997″ above and two prints that are each the only ones remaining from 16″ x 20” editions. Adams has been working for over thirty years photographing the hollow dwellers of eastern Kentucky. Born in Hazard, Kentucky, Adams’ connection to the subjects in his photographs is evident in the way he has been welcomed into their homes and lives.  A recent Geggenheim Fellowship recipient, Shelby’s fourth book, “Salt & Truth” published by Candela Books, is due out in September.