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Wendell Berry Wendell Berry Wendell Berry
Gurney Norman Gurney Norman Gurney Norman
Ed McClanahan Ed McClanahan Ed McClanahan
Bobbie Ann Mason Bobbie Ann Mason Bobbie Ann Mason
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James Baker Hall
A Photographic Sampler

James Baker Hall has been a photographer longer than he’s been a writer. These photos of his friends (top to bottom) Wendell Berry, Gurney Norman, Ed McClanahan, and Bobbie Ann Mason, along with others scattered elsewhere on this site, are from his book A Spring-Fed Pond.

Published in 2002 by Crystal Communications, A Spring-Fed Pond chronicles Jim’s friendships with the four, along with his wife Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, in photos taken over the course of several decades. The project began as part of the University of Kentucky’s Literary Kentucky celebration, for which Jim was asked to create a photo exhibit. As he sifted through his photographic files, it soon became obvious that a full-size book was waiting to be born. Here’s a sampling ...