Looking at Appalachia: 50 Years After the War on Poverty

Creator Roger May invites photographers from the region to submit images of Appalachia now. Help May create a crowdsourced archive with your photos here.


Katie Currid. March 8, 2014. Rachel Hartzler, 7, takes a minute in between sessions of playing tag behind the Sugar Tree Country Store during the Highland Maple Festival in McDowell, Highland County, Virginia. The families of the children were at the country store to sell maple ice cream and maple chicken as a part of the festival. Hartzler and her sister, who are Mennonite, say they have never cut their hair.

Joseph Oliver Shay. April 4, 2014. Family examining bass, Buena Vista, Virginia.

Sean Stewart. January 7, 2014. Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania.

“ First of West Virginia’s public institutions was a lunatic asylum. ”

—    West Virginia: A Guide to the Mountaineer State (1941)