Barnwell coming to Beaufort for Friday book signings

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Photographer and author Tim Barnwell will be in Beaufort on Friday, Dec. 6 for book signings for his latest title, Tide Runners: Shrimping and Fishing on the Carolinas and Georgia Coast.

Best known for his touching and evocative images of Appalachia, Barnwell turns his eye and documentary talents to focus on the shrimping and fishing industries of the southeastern coast.

The book is the culmination of nine years of work during which Mr. Barnwell explored coastal towns of North Carolina and dozens of seaboard locations in South Carolina and Georgia.

A large concentration of photographs were made in the Beaufort area with images from St. Helena Island, Hunting Island, and Port Royal.

Barnwell will be at Beaufort Bookstore (2127 Boundary St.) from 2-4 p.m., and at McIntosh Book Shoppe (917 Bay St.) from 5-8 p.m. as part of First Friday events.

Signings are free and open to the public. Book retail is $34.95.

This 160-page hardcover coffee-table book contains more than 100 full-page color portrait and landscape photographs which are combined with oral history interview, where subjects share family stories and describe their work routines and daily activities.

This pairing of images and text reveal the hard work, dedication, and stamina of these independent folk and the beauty of their rugged way of life. 

Tim Barnwell is one of the most published photographers in the South. He has been a contributing photographer to dozens of books and is the author of seven of his own; The Face of Appalachia, On Earth’s Furrowed Brow, Hands in Harmony, Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas, Great Smoky Mountains Vistas, and Faces and Places of Cashiers Valley.

WANT TO GO?

What: Book signing for Tide Runners: Shrimping and Fishing on the Carolinas and Georgia Coast by author/photographer Tim Barnwell

When/where: 2-4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, Beaufort Bookstore; 5-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, McIntosh Book Shoppe

Cost: Signings are free and open to the public. Book retail is $34.95

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