His book, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park, was published by the University of Virginia Press in October, 2003. The work contains 51 images, made over more than 20 years. From grand vistas and waterfalls to the delicate unfurling of new ferns, these duotone prints capture the singular appeal that attracts visitors to the park each year. In two essays, Moore addresses the natural and human history of the park as well as his own personal experience of it, including stories behind several individual photographs.
National Public Radio Weekend Edition – Sunday featured Moore and his book in a December, 2003, broadcast. NPR said:
“Today, Hullie Moore’s book of photographs, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park … may be doing for Shenandoah what Adams did for Yosemite. Moore captures the park’s waterfalls, vistas, ice-laden trees and budding flowers in black and white images that are both simple and profound.”
Concurrent with the publication of Moore’s book, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts mounted a traveling exhibit of images from the book to tour Virginia. Eileen Mott, Exhibition Curator of the Virginia Museum for the exhibit, said of Moore’s work:
“He shows us water as we have never seen it, falling and spraying with delight in its own energy. He gives us the gift of pause in the image of a single wildflower. American poet William Carlos Williams said, “poets write for a single reason—to give witness to splendor.” That, above all else, is the unselfish and poetic bequest of Hullihen Williams Moore’s photographs, splendor.”
The Virginia Museum exhibit has been on display at more than a dozen venues throughout Virginia and Washington, including the Department of the Interior in Washington and the Pauley Center at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. In addition, Moore’s work featuring images from across the country was on display at Richmond International Airport in an exhibit mounted by the Virginia Museum in 2009. The exhibit, “This Land is Our Land,” included photographs of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Tetons as well as the National Forests of western Virginia. Moore’s work has also been featured in many exhibits throughout Virginia, including the Page Bond Gallery.
The October-November, 2003, issue of albemarle magazine featured a 10-page portfolio of Moore’s work and an excerpt from his book. Moore received the silver award for the albemarle photographic essay from the International Regional Magazine Association. In addition, the book has been recognized for excellence by the Association of Partners for Public Lands.
Moore’s work is part of the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is held in the art collections of major corporations including Capital One and Owens & Minor.
A portfolio of Moore’s photographs has appeared in Blue Ridge Country and his images have also appeared on calendars and on six popular posters he has published of the Shenandoah National Park. In addition, Moore’s images have appeared on the cover of four magazines and on the cover and throughout an annual report to stockholders of a public company. Moore has also had many one-person exhibits across Virginia.
In addition to his work as a photographer, Moore is a Trustee of the Shenandoah National Park Trust that supports the preservation of the beauty, habitat, and cultural heritage of Shenandoah National Park. Moore also serves as Chair of the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board, the seven-member regulatory body that addresses air pollution policy and approves air regulations for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Moore is a member of the Board of Directors of Union First Market Bankshares Corporation, a Virginia multi-bank holding company
Moore uses a wooden 4 x 5 view camera and works in a darkroom in his home.