Jeff Whetstone Appalshop Photographs Collection, 1991-1995

1991 – 1995


65 35 mm negative sheets
Scope and Contents
From 1991 to 1995, photographer Jeff Whetstone served as an artist-in residence at Appalshop. In addition to helping to preserve the William R. "Pictureman" Mullins Collection by creating dupe negatives, he photographed Appalshop people and events including: Seedtime on the Cumberland performances, Roadside Theater’s cultural exchange with Native American artists from Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, WMMT-FM personalities, and a variety of other Appalshop project activities. In 2014, Whetstone donated his Appalshop negatives to the Archive.
Historical Note
Jeff Whetstone was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1968. He received a Zoology degree from Duke University in 1990 and an MFA in Photography from Yale in 2001. His photographs and writings have explored the relationship between humans and their environment.

In 2007, Whetstone was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for a body of photographs entitled New Wilderness. The following year he received the first Factor Prize for Southern Art.and in 2012 he received a North Carolina Arts Fellowship in film.

Whetstone is a Professor and Head of Photography at Princeton University. His work is in many public collections, including the Whitney Museum, the New York Public Library Collection, the North Carolina Museum, the Nelson Adkins Museum, the Nasher Museum, and the Yale University Art Gallery.


Physical Description
Consists of 65 sleeves (rolls) of black and white negatives, totaling approximately 2,000 images. The majority are 35mm negatives, though several sleeves contain medium format negatives.