From Appalachia to Africa


Benjamin Walls’ Appalachian Light. Blue Ridge Parkway National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pisgah National Forest. 2013


An exhibition of fine art nature photography by Tennessee native Benjamin Walls will open at the Tennessee State Museum on July 1. Entitled Through Appalachian Eyes: The Fine Art Photography of Benjamin Walls, the exhibit will feature more than 50 nature images taken by Walls from Appalachia to Africa. Walls is a self-taught fine art photographer who has been winning awards for his work since early in his career. Now 36 years old, Walls has shown his work at some of the world’s most distinguished institutions, including the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and London’s Natural History Museum. Building upon his critical acclaim, he opened his signature gallery in his hometown of Bristol six years ago. There is no admission charge to the exhibit which will be on view in the museum’s Changing Galleries. For more information about Walls and the exhibition, see the Tennessee State Museuum website.