Time & Location
Sep 21, 5:00 PM – Sep 24, 5:00 PM
Floyd, 220 Parkway Ln S, Floyd, VA 24091, USA
About the event
BLACK & WHITE in the BLUE RIDGE is for film photographers to gather to celebrate Black & White (and Color) film photography in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Event lectures and demonstrations will be held in the Fallon Community Hall at the Floyd Center for the Arts, next door to The Appalachian Center for Photography. It's a spacious, well-lit space crafted with locally harvested and milled wood. There will be tables to display prints, camera gear for sale or trade, etc. An elevator and bathrooms are nearby.
The gathering’s organizers, Jim Andrachi, Chris Coffey and Russ Young have a combined experience of more than a century in retail, commercial and academic photography. There will be lectures and demonstrations mid-day on Friday and Saturday with free time in mornings and afternoons for taking photographs. If there is sufficient interest, Russ will lead a car tour one afternoon to scenic locations for landscape photographers. Be sure to bring enough film to shoot and prints to swap with fellow filmers!
Mornings will begin with an informal breakfast get together at the Blue Ridge Café, 7:00 a.m. The sun will rise about 7:00 a.m. and set about 7:15 p.m., giving you twelve hours of glorious autumnal light to photograph The Blue Ridge Parkway and 300+ miles of gravel roads in Floyd County, Virginia.
Join us for the fun, learning, and networking on September 21-24, 2023.