I'm happy to announce the giveaway of a signed copy of Rob Amberg's Sodom Laurel Album and a print from the original set of duotones selected for the book. The silver gelatin print, found on page 128 of the book, is Amberg's "Singing at the Grave Decoration, Rice Cove, Madison County, NC, 1977" and measures 5 x 7.5 (on 8 x 10 paper) and is signed, noted, and dated on the reverse.
For me, one of the most important things about the series Looking at Appalachia, is to collect work, stories, and conversations about Appalachian photographs as a way to foster discussion about how we look at Appalachia and what that means. Through conversations with photographers, by sharing their work and thoughts about Appalachia, and by examining issues of stereotype, place, and culture we can better understand this incredibly beautiful and complex place.
Rob Amberg's first book, which showcases his beautiful portraits and narrative of the Madison County, North Carolina hamlet, Sodom Laurel, is a hallmark of Appalachian photography.
To enter the drawing, visit Rob Amberg's website and go to the galleries section. Browse the galleries, find your favorite image, and copy the caption. Paste the caption, along with a description of why it's your favorite Rob Amberg photograph, in the comments section of this page. That's it! One person will be randomly selected from the submissions to receive the signed copy of Sodom Laurel Album and the print. The deadline for the giveaway is Friday, 7 December 2012, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be announced Saturday morning, 8 December 2012.
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