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For about seven years photographer Chad A. Stevens has been working on a documentary on mountaintop removal, a coal excavation technique used primarily in the Appalachia mining region. As his project progressed, Stevens realized how complicated the situation is, especially for the residents.

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Appalachia • Chad A. Stevens • Documentary Film • Mining • U.S. • West Virginia

Photographer Stacy Kranitz is drawn to people outside mainstream American culture. Last summer she traveled through West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee for three months exploring the towns and the everyday lives of the people of Appalachia. She hoped to demystify the stereotypes she came across.

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Appalachia • Stacy Kranitz • U.S.
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