I love Shelbys work and have been lucky enough to view his work at Stephan Bulger Gallery in Toronto, friends of mine have attended one of his workshops and are extremely complimentary about his abilities when teaching.
Good luck with the workshops in Philly
I've never read anything by him or heard him interviewed, so it was nice to get inside his head about why he photographs as he does.
His point about how 'his people' don't institutionalize their elderly or handicaped family members, but have them as contributing members of the household explains much to me. They also aren't ashamed to bring them onto the porch for Adams camera. There's a lesson in that.
Note to self: Turn your negatives into positives.
Shelby will be the Keynote Speaker at this year's View Camera Conference in Louisville, Ky the last weekend in June. He will also have a one-man show hanging in Louisville at the Paletti Gallery during that time and will be signing books.