BPG Weekly Update

April 19, 2024

April Outing

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

732 Stone Fort Drive
Manchester, TN 37355
931-461-7676

We will meet in front of the park visitor center / museum at 9:00 am for sign in. Park opens at 8:00 am if you prefer to come earlier.

The Old Stone Fort was built during the Middle Woodland Period, 1,500-2,000 years ago. Native Americans used this area continuously for about 500 years, eventually leaving it abandoned. By the time European settlers arrived, it was unclear of what the area had been used for which resulted in it being misnamed as a fort. In 1966, the state of Tennessee purchased 400 acres of the Chumbley estate as the core of what is now Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park.

You will enjoy photographing the dam and 3 waterfalls: Blue Hole Falls is closest to the visitor center and dam. Continue down the path and you will come to a split. To the right of the split, follow the path to Big Falls on the Duck River. To the left of the split, you will soon see Step Falls on the Little Duck River. Park Map

In addition to photographing the falls, if you like photographing Wildflowers, the park is hosting a Wildflower Hike at Short Spring Natural Area at 10:00 am. You must preregister for this event on the park website. Register for Short Springs Natural Area Wildflower Hike.

There are several lunch options is Manchester to consider: Las Fajitas Mexican, Stone Fort Restaurant, Praters BBQ, Common John Brewing Co to name a few.

Please be on time and don’t forget to complete the BPG Hold Harmless Agreement

Questions? Contact Lyra Hankins, Outings Coordinator: outings@brentwoodphotographyhroup.org

BPG Main Meeting

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Meeting Location: Otter Creek Church
409 Franklin Road, Brentwood TN

POTM Submission: 6:00-6:30
Meeting: 6:30-8:00

• Speaker: Bill Steber
• Topic: Deep Roots: Evocations of the Mississippi Blues

Bill Steber has documented blues culture in Mississippi for the last 30+ years, chronicling the state’s blues musicians, juke joints, churches, river baptisms, hoodoo practitioners, traditional farming methods, folk traditions and other significant traditions that gave birth to or influenced the blues. The work is gathered in his exhibit “Stones in my Pathway” as well as in the pages of Living Blues magazine and other publications.

Steber, a native of Centerville, TN, was a staff photojournalist for the Tennessean in Nashville from 1989-2004, winning dozens of regional and national awards while shooting everything from national politics to New York runway fashion and the Super Bowl.

Since 2007, he has explored 21st-century American culture through the use of 19th century wet plate photography, including tintypes, ambrotypes and glass negatives.

In addition to his photography, Steber makes music with The Jake Leg Stompers, the Hoodoo Men, The Jericho Road Show and The Stoop Down Rounders.

Steber’s photographic work can be found in the following galleries:
Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
The Arts Company, Nashville, Tennessee
Box Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Link to the 2024 POTM categories

Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Williamson County Public Library,
1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064.
Meeting room A
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

May Mini Clinic
More to come

May Outing
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Brushy Mountain State Pen
9182 Hwy 116
Petros, TN 37845

Let’s make a weekend of it. More information to come.