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  • New photography book is a striking showcase of Ashland

    'Ashland, Oregon' has contributions from renowned community photographers
  • Dozens of local photographers have teamed up to create a coffee-table book that is a visual ode to Ashland and the surrounding landscape.
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  • Dozens of local photographers have teamed up to create a coffee-table book that is a visual ode to Ashland and the surrounding landscape.
    The full-color book "Ashland, Oregon" captures the town's icons, from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Lithia Park in all seasons to the annual Halloween parade.
    It's also filled with photos of places that only locals may recognize, such as the Fairy Pools that form along Ashland Creek above Lithia Park and a fence festooned with painted combination locks and keys along the Bear Creek Greenway.
    In all, 33 photographers contributed to the book, which was the brainchild of resident and photographer Barbara Tricarico.
    While living in Virginia, Tricarico was the co-author and photographer for the book "Quilts of Virginia: 1607-1899."
    She moved to Ashland in 2010 and noticed a need for a photography book devoted to the town.
    "In talking to other photographers, they all said, 'Oh, I should probably write a book. I have so many photographs.' Rather than doing one myself — which would have taken 10 years — I decided to ask other photographers to contribute," Tricarico said.
    She said that local photographers were so giving and enthusiastic when they heard about her project that she received 10,000 images.
    Being relatively new to the community, Tricarico sought the advice of longtime resident David Vanderlip on an initial version of the book.
    "He said, 'This could be anywhere.' I had to scrap my ideas. He was right. I had too many trees and bicyclists and flowers," Tricarico said.
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