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Photo Essay, October 2019

Noah Koenig photo


Photo Essay, August 2019

Lila Honaker



Photo Essay, December 2018

Mike Koenig


Photo Essay, October 2018

Lynn Robertson


Photo Essay, August 2018

Carla Passmore



Kent Rowell

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Photo Essay, February 2018

Diane Schmidt


Photo essay, December 2017

Michael L. Britton


Cades Cove butterfly

Photo by Mark Roberts, Mark J Roberts Photography

Seven photographers bring us the sights of spring in the mountains. Read more


December 2016 Photo Essay

Jon and Regina Phillips photo

’Tis the season for clean slates—from the pristine beauty of a fresh snowfall to the eternal promise of a new year. Our readers share their views of winter resolve. Read more

Starry night

Mark Roberts

Few things endure quite like the memories made on an endless summer day in the mountains. Our readers share their views of those special moments. Read more

Near Gatlinburg

Mary Meiners

Southern Appalachia sparkles with hidden treasure. Our readers share their views of secret spots and rare discoveries. Read more

Cataloochee Valley

Cheryl Allagood

The petulant weather of late Winter brings with it the promise of gentler days ahead. Here, our readers share some of their fondest memories from warmer days. Read more

Chimneys Picnic Area

Gary Pinholster

’Tis the season for reflection and resolve. Our readers share their favorite winter scenes from around Southern Appalachia. Read more

High heels

Ashley T. Evans photo

Mountain heritage stays alive in the hands of those who preserve Appalachian arts, crafts, and traditions. Our readers share their images of old skills experiencing new life. Read more


John Northrup photo

Autumn lights up Southern Appalachia in a burst of color and activity. Our readers share their favorite scenes of this showstopping season. Read more

Harvesting Beauty

Ken Abbott photo

In 2004, photographer Ken Abbott signed up to chaperone his daughter’s preschool field trip to Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, North Carolina. Little did Abbott know how deeply the fifth-generation family farm would get under his skin. Read more

Winning viewpoints: ​Out of more than 1,000 photographs, a panel of judges chose 42 images as finalists in the 12th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition, a selection of which we are proud to feature in these pages. Read more

Spring Cleaning

Jo Harris

The hills are alive with the sounds and sights of spring. Our readers share their views of nature’s renewal. Read more