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There is no one definitive South, each state and each region within a state has details that give meaning to its citizens ,these details bring feeling which we call place.Even the idea of what is place changes depending on the emotional relationship shared .
In 2012 I was working on a project about the Appalachians , I want to show more than a single perceived version .I turned to classic images of the miners lives by Builder Levy to speak of the hardship in the mountains and hollows but Sarah Hoskins and Ken Abbott provided clearly different views.
People from outside usually concentrate on the extremes of this beautiful area but Ken took on a small portion, a working and teaching far ,which he has documented over 10 years.There is no shock of hardship,just a gentle reminder of the land being used and giving back.This book reminds us of a place we would all love to come home to.
A review of the soon to be publish book by Alex Harris and link to a fund raiser and website
– Alex Harris, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University