Monthly Archives: November 2015

Each October, a group of “visual journalists” meet up in a selected town somewhere in Kentucky to interview, photograph/video and document the life of the residents for a week. This year the Mountain Workshop chose the state capitol, Frankfort, as the location. Seventy-one participants drew names of potential story subjects from a hat. And my […]

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Frankfort, Kentucky–a small river town known for its beautiful capitol building, bourbon distillery, horse farms, thriving arts community, and southern hospitality. Last week I returned from an intense, sleepless week immersed in a photojournalism project in Frankfort, Kentucky. I was just one of 71 participants. Some were WKU students but many were working professionals scattered […]

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Driving home from Frankfort, Kentucky, I saw this tobacco barn not far from the highway near Shelbyville. Spotting one of these tobacco barns is not so easy anymore as tobacco farming is becoming a rare find in a land where tobacco was once the king of crops. In fact, 90% of all tobacco farms have […]

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