Photographer: Alan Hantz

Alan Hantz teaches photojournalism at UNC Asheville. His work has appeared in a variety of publications and he is a regular presenter at the annual West Coast VISCOM conference.

Mountain Moral Monday

Mountain Moral Monday

Mountain Moral Monday protest at Pack Square today kicked off what promises to be a series of protests throughout North Carolina while the NC legislature is in summer recess. Current estimates indicate around 10,000 participants showed up to voice their displeasure with recent state legislative decisions.

Reverend Barber

Proving Ground

Proving Ground

Yes. Micah Mackenzie is a member of the Image Asheville collaborative.  So, of course we must profess! He is also an amazing street photographer and regularly contributing member to Asheville’s Art community. The support for and attendance of his show at Pisgah Brewing Company was impressive and proved that Asheville thrives in it’s artistic culture […]

B-Boys (and girls) at the Hop

B-Boys (and girls) at the Hop

In what has become quite a popular show at the Hop, the B-boys were back, along with young students and volunteers from the audience. The moves were fresh, the sneakers squeaked, and the arms crossed in defiance and challenge.

Decentralized Dance Party – Asheville Edition

Decentralized Dance Party – Asheville Edition

Tom and Gary’s Decentralized Dance Party came to Asheville Tuesday, May 22. According to Tom and Gary’s website, the party consists of hundreds of Party People, carrying boomboxes, and a DJ who wears a backpack, containing an FM radio transmitter. All the boomboxes are tuned into the DJ’s master FM broadcast, resulting in a mobile, synchronized sound […]

Ballet Conservatory Recital

Ballet Conservatory Recital

The Ballet Conservatory of Asheville held its annual Spring Recital for all classes at Diana Wortham Theater onSunday May 20. The recital included modern, jazz and traditional ballet across classes of all ages from three through adult. Also at the recital, the company presented  a teaser performance from the Conservatory’s upcoming large-scale production of the […]

Paint Party at the ARTery

Paint Party at the ARTery

  Asheville Area Arts Council sponsored a “Paint Party” at their gallery/workspace in the River Arts District May 17. More than two dozen artists worked, exchanged ideas and generally hung out in creative space over the course of the evening. Wine flowed as Crunky Brewster engineered a live music mix to move things along.

Blue Ridge Roller Girls Season Opener

Blue Ridge Roller Girls Season Opener

In the first bout at the WNC Agricultural center instead of the Civic Center, the Blue Ridge Roller Girls hosted a double header.  First up was the French Broads vs the Appalachian Rollergirls, with the visiting Appalachian team squeaking out a victory 122-119.  In the main event, Blue Ridge All Stars took on the Carolina Hurticanes with the […]

Our Photogs’ Best of 2011

Our Photogs’ Best of 2011

As we all prepare to celebrate the new year, here are the ImageAsheville photographers’ personal favorites for 2011 accompanied by their thoughts, because often the story behind the photo is as good as the photo itself . Our picks are not necessarily all from the pages of ImageAshevillle, because we don’t just do event photography! […]

Ballet Conservatory of Asheville Nutcracker

Ballet Conservatory of Asheville Nutcracker

The third annual Ballet Conservatory of Asheville presentation of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” was staged at Diana Wortham Theater December 16 and 17, 2011. These images are from the dress rehearsal, December 15. The dress rehearsal featured Elianah Vargas in the role of Clara, who also shared the role with Jullia Fleming in the final production. […]