Local photographer George Etheredge is interested in exploring the personal stories of community members affected by the CTS site. His website is http://www.georgeetheredge.com/. If you are interested in participating in his project, his contact information is below!
my name is George Etheredge and I am a student at UNCA and freelance photographer in town. I grew up in Asheville and have known about the CTS plant for a long time but have never heard personal stories from community members on how they have been affected.
I feel that personal accounts are the most important stories to tell and I am grateful for those that are willing to share with me. I am particularly interested in talking with those of you who have been directly affected by the contamination of the land, but I believe any and all stories are important.
The photographs I envision making are portraits and landscapes that can work together, showing the relationship between people and the land. I would also like text to accompany the images to give a personal an intimate account of those who want to be involved. I want this to be a collaborative process and am open to feedback, suggestions, and any other ideas so that we can make the most truthful images possible to the stories being told.