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Dangerous Waters Discussion: I became fascinated by the public facilities of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Everything from visitor centers to restrooms and pavilions - the design varies from dam to dam, but there is a noticeable level of quality and concern. And a consistency of font and signage. Of particular interest were the visitor centers built during the 1950s like this gorgeous building at Boone Dam. I mean, look at this thing…📷: Boone, Visitor Center, 2013. “Dangerous Waters” is available now, link in bio. • • • • • #book #tva #tennessee #tennesseeriver #southern #mswl #amazon #UTPress #dangerouswaters #photobook #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #documentaryphotography #documentary #landscape #landscapephotography #architecture #southernphotography #publicaccess #boonedam #newdeal #ncartist #ncphotographer #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography
Here's a wonderful article featuring SoCoBooks' own Erika Allbright and other local, independent bookstore luminaries; the link's in our profile. Enjoy, and many thanks to the always awesome #UTPress! . #sellingthefacts #SoCoBooks #books #bookstore #bookshop #austin #independentbookstore #atx #bookcollecting #used #collectible #unique #shoplocal #shopsmall #southcongress #soco
Were celebrating University Press Week y’all! The next five people to pick up a UT Press book in-store will receive one of these beautiful signed broadsides! @utexaspress consistently produces amazing, high quality books and journals, including some of our all-time favorites like BOYHOOD: TWELVE YEARS ON FILM and THE SWIMMING HOLES OF TEXAS, but we’ve got a wall full of their books! Help us celebrate this amazing publisher and Texas institution this week! #celebrate #booklife #publishers #universitypressweek #universityoftexaspress #utpress #giveaway
Two weeks ago we looked at Fontana Dam from the view point of TVA: the vista of the dam was controlled by the architecture of the visitor center. Today I want to look at Fontana from another perspective: of the displaced. From Dangerous Waters: “‘Fontana’ consider the dam as an obstacle, and the full height and width of the structure is withheld from the viewer, making it impossible to ‘reach’ the mountains that rise beyond it.” The same dam that brought power, tourism, and prosperity is also the same one that divided communities, forced economic redefinition, and created ecological restrictions. • • • • • #book #tva #tennessee #tennesseeriver #southern #mswl #amazon #UTPress #dangerouswaters #photobook #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #documentaryphotography #documentary #landscape #landscapephotography #architecture #southernphotography #newdeal #fontana #fontanadam #gsmnp #northcarolina #ncartist #ncphotographer #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography
Look what arrived this morning! I have upcoming author/artist events scheduled for Davidson, NC (11/18) and Atlanta, GA (12/14), plus a special exhibition and book release celebration in Charlotte, NC on December 1. Details on the events and links to purchase your copy of “Dangerous Waters: A Photo Essay on the Tennessee Valley Authority” can be found in my bio. • • • • • #book #tva #southern #mswl #amazon #UTPress #dangerouswaters #photobook #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #documentaryphotography #documentary #landscape #landscapephotography #architecture #southernphotography #publicaccess #booksigning #exhibition #cltarts #ncartist #ncphotographer #charlotteiscreative #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography
Dangerous Waters Discussion: A large map of Norris Lake hangs in Big Ridge State Park’s visitor center. The map shows the plots of land that no longer exist and lists the names of those who owned them while also showing the current geography of the lake. TVA’s collection of land through purchase and eminent domain was wide reaching and well documented. Estimates vary, but somewhere between 13,000-20,000 people were displaced, either voluntarily or by force, due to TVA dam building, and close to 3,000 for Norris alone. I stood in front of this map for over an hour back in 2015 - it was an intense look at public history and the non-economic cost of the Norris Project. Purchase the book today - link in bio. • • • • • #book #tva #tennessee #tennesseeriver #southern #mswl #amazon #UTPress #dangerouswaters #photobook #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #documentaryphotography #documentary #landscape #landscapephotography #architecture #southernphotography #publicaccess #norrisdam #norrislake
This is the last photograph I made for Dangerous Waters, “Land Between the Lakes, Saint Stephens Catholic Church.” From the book: “I sought resolution - I did not want the project to end with the same level of unknowing with which it began. In the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL), I found what I was seeking.” How did TVA overlook this structure when LBL was evacuated and repurposed? Honestly, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that the church was refurbished in the early 2000s by former LBL residents and is maintained as a place of gathering and remembrance. Social memory manifested into public space. Dangerous Waters is now available - Link in bio. • • • • • #book #tva #tennessee #tennesseeriver #southern #mswl #amazon #UTPress #dangerouswaters #photobook #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #documentaryphotography #documentary #landscape #landscapephotography #architecture #southernphotography #publicaccess #lbl #landbetweenthelakes #kentucky #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography
Do you Love Breakfast Buns? How bout Brioche Breakfast Buns with Scented Geranium Pesto? Do you Love Perfect Poached Eggs? How bout them seasoned with the perfect URBANherbal Lemony Dill Savory Salt and a Coriander Chutney? Have a perfect Saturday and visit URBANherbal ! www.URBANherbal.com #utpress #BreakfastinTexas #herbs #rosegeranium #lemonydillsavorysalt #poachedeggs #organiceggs visitfredtx
Behind the Scenes: one of the most memorable experiences from my third fieldwork trip took place at Chatuge Dam in Clay County, North Carolina. There were a number of families swimming along the dam’s embankments rather than at the nearby designated swimming area. This image didn’t make the book, but I remember having similar experiences as a child with my grandfather: swimming where you want to swim just because you can. • • • • • #book #tva #tennessee #tennesseeriver #southern #mswl #amazon #UTPress #dangerouswaters #photobook #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #documentaryphotography #documentary #landscape #landscapephotography #architecture #southernphotography #chatuge #chatugedam #publicaccess #northcarolina #hiwasseeriver #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography
Another narrative found throughout “Dangerous Waters” is the occasional obstruction of public space. It can be jarring when architecture signals access yet there are physical and visual barriers that say otherwise. This contradiction is commonly caused by increased security measures combined with personnel/budget shortages. Yet TVA has been refurbishing and reopening visitor centers across its service area, showing their commitment to public access. 📷: Watts Bar, Visitor Center, 2013. Order your copy of “Dangerous Water” today. #linkinbio • • • • • #book #tva #tennessee #tennesseeriver #southern #mswl #amazon #UTPress #dangerouswaters #photobook #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #documentaryphotography #documentary #landscape #landscapephotography #architecture #southernphotography #newdeal #wattsbar #publicaccess #wattsbardam #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography
One of my favorite photographs from “Dangerous Waters” is this image from Fontana Dam’s visitor center. It was made in June of 2013 and allowed me to position my lens as a tourist, thus looking at Fontana in a the manner that TVA intended when this building was built. This POV shift is found throughout the book as multiple images consider certain locations from a variety of perspectives. Order your copy of the book today - link in bio. 📷: Fontana, Visitor Center © Micah Cash. • • • • • #book #tva #tennessee #tennesseeriver #southern #mswl #amazon #UTPress #dangerouswaters #photobook #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #documentaryphotography #documentary #landscape #landscapephotography #architecture #southernphotography #newdeal #fontana #fontanadam #gsmnp #northcarolina #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography
One of the narratives woven throughout Dangerous Waters is the combination of hydroelectric dam architecture and recreational space. How is this space shared and what are the visual fissures? How do people utilize public space that is adjacent to industry and power generation? What are the amenities that TVA currently offers? 📷: “Ocoee #1,” 2015. Order your copy of Dangerous Waters today - link in bio. • • • • • #book #preorder #tva #tennessee #tennesseeriver #southern #mswl #amazon #UTPress #dangerouswaters #photobook #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #documentaryphotography #documentary #landscape #landscapephotography #architecture #southernphotography #recreation #newdeal #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography
My archivist friend found this book from the 70's about the state of graduate education. It's a very interesting read so far, to say the least. Also look at these hilarious illustrations!
One of the joys of photography is the moment when I make the first print of an image. Does it hold up when seen on paper, as an object, enlarged and lit from above rather than on a screen? These prints were made for the first exhibition of DW imagery in April 2014 when the project was still in its first year. It is important to note that there is a fine art component to DW that complements the book’s narrative. Every photograph from Dangerous Waters exists as editioned signed prints that are available for purchase on my website. Check ‘me out and pre-order the book today. Link in bio. • • • • • #book #preorder #tva #tennessee #tennesseeriver #southern #mswl #amazon #UTPress #dangerouswaters #photobook #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #documentaryphotography #documentary #landscape #landscapephotography #architecture #southernphotography #makeprints #fineartprints #newdeal #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography
Long, Tall Texanist. The late Jack Unruh, one of the greatest illustrators of our time, will be celebrated Saturday (10/14) from 5-8pm at Joan and Jerry Herring's Red & White Gallery in Fayetteville, Texas. Jack's original drawings for David Courtney's long running Texas Monthly column, "The Texanist," will be exhibited and Courtney will sign copies of the new UT Press book featuring his beloved humor column and Jack's unforgettable illustrations. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Come on down. #pentagramaustin @redandwhitegallery #jackunruh #art #tm @texasmonthly #exhibition #gallery #texas #unruh #illustration #magazineillustration #magazines #editorialillustration #utpress @utexaspress #books #artbooks #drawing #texanist #texasmonthly #gorilla #boots #cowboyboots #penandink #monkey
“In Dangerous Waters, documentary photographer Micah Cash uses his keen eye to highlight the beauty of TVA's vast architecture and brilliant engineering, but also its tenuous relationship with environmental stewardship and intermittent neglect of the social goals upon which the agency was founded. Cash illustrates TVA's contradictions through poignant shots of the agency's locations. He starkly captures, for instance, the artificial juxtaposition of beach sand at the shores of Douglas lake…” - University of Tennessee Press. IMG: Douglas Dam, Recreation Are. Pre-order your copy of Dangerous Waters today. Link in bio. Books ship next week! • • • • • #book #preorder #tva #tennessee #tennesseeriver #southern #mswl #amazon #UTPress #dangerouswaters #photobook #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #documentaryphotography #documentary #landscape #landscapephotography #architecture #southernphotography #douglasdam #newdeal #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography
Retrospective book on the life and work of William Gedney, one of the most humane and talented of American documentary photographers - an inimitable original. The eloquence of the body observed in everyday life. Overlooked in his lifetime. His work is as fresh and important now as ever. I’m so pleased to be a part of this book. William Gedney: Only the Lonely, 1955-1984. By Gilles Mora, Lisa McCarty and Margaret Sartor (University of Texas Press, 2017) #williamgedney #onlythelonely #gillesmora #lisamccarty #rubensteinlibrary #utpress #dukeuniversity #documentaryphotographybook #americanoriginal #easternkentucky #sanfrancisco #benaras #calcutta #whatwastrue #pavillionpopulaire #eloquenceofthebody #ordinarylife
My first book, "Dangerous Waters: A Photo Essay on the Tennessee Valley Authority,” published by the University of Tennessee Press ships in two weeks! Click the link in my bio to pre-order your copy now. • • • • • #book #preorder #tva #tennessee #tennesseeriver #southern #mswl #amazon #UTPress #dangerouswaters #photobook #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #documentaryphotography #documentary #landscape #landscapephotography #architecture #southernphotography #newdeal #cltarts #ncartist #contemporaryart #contemporaryphotography
Another image of Nolichucky Dam. Beautiful, yet subtle with a fantastic powerhouse. I always made a number of architectural shots at each location; however, I shied away from including many of them in the book. I never wanted Dangerous Waters to be a collection of brochure-esque photographs of dams. The story was deeper than that and the architecture and surrounding landscape demanded a different treatment. And a closer look. Pre-order the book today. Link in bio. • • • • • #book #preorder #tva #tennessee #tennesseeriver #southern #mswl #amazon #UTPress #dangerouswaters #photobook #photography #fineart #fineartphotography #documentaryphotography #documentary #landscape #landscapephotography #architecture #southernphotography #behindthescenes #edits #bside #dam #nolichucky #newdeal