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inside + outside PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITORIAL / ART / DESIGN SHELBY LEE ADAMS SALT-OF-THE-EARTH shelby-lee-adams.blogspot.com Ara Hawkins, Interviewer, writer, poet and art lover www.static2art.wordpress.com Shelby Lee Adams, born 1950, in Hazard, Kentucky. His photographs are collected and studied in more than 60 public museums and numerous private collections; he has exhibited in numerous one person and group exhibitions internationally since 1974. In 1993 his first book was published, "Appalachian Portraits." In 1998 his second, “Appalachian Legacy,” with text by author. In 2003, “Appalachian Lives,” his third book with text by Vickie Goldberg, all published by The University Press of Mississippi. In 2011, “salt & truth,” was published by Candela Books of Richmond, Vir- ginia, with text by James Enyeart and Catherine Evans. Shelby has received numerous awards throughout his career, A National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and NEA Survey Grant, the Polaroid Corporation has collected, awarded grants and published his work Internationally. Most recently he was awarded The John Simon Guggenheim Photography Fellowship in 2010. Currently, Shelby exhibits, lectures and teaches photographic workshops now from his home in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Mass. nationally and internationally, while continuing his personal photo- graphic work back home in Kentucky for now over 40 years. PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 87