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Published on Mar 18, 2013
Mountain Memories: An Appalachian Sense of Place (Documentary, 2002, running time: 34 minutes)
Award-winning nature photographer Jim Clark is profiled in this film about his love and passion for nature photography. The program contains about 125 stunning images from the Allegheny Highlands of West Virginia, many of which appear in Clark's books. The program includes childhood memories, stories surrounding some of the photographs, the photo opportunities in the Allegheny Highlands, his concerns about mountaintop removal, how he got into nature photography and his approach to it, and an incident where an explosion of his home on a barrier island in Texas destroyed ten thousand images and several manuscripts. Mountain Memories An Appalachian Sense of Place
Screened: Flooded Out Film Festival, 2003 American Conservation Film Festival, 2005 Mountain Justice Film Festival, 2005
No film that I have seen in a long time as successfully presents a man and his own wonderland, a microcosm in his own backyard. --Steve Fesenmaier, film critic, Graffiti Magazine
The images in Mountain Memories provide nectar for the spirit, and, for those working to end the ecocide of mountaintop removal, renewed commitment to continue the work. --Vivian Stockman, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition.
How do we take this innate sense of what is West Virginia, and impart it to someone who may never have visited there? How do we articulate what makes us love it so? Jim Clark has done this for all of us. --Kathy Mattea, singer-songwriter, from her forward in the book, Mountain Memories: An Appalachian Sense of Place.
Included on Steve Fesenmaier's "Ten Essential WV Films by WV Filmmakers."