Shelby Lee Adams: From the Heads of the Hollers

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Every summer for over 40 years, Shelby Lee Adams traveled to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky to take photographs. Now in his 70s, Adams has returned to his archive of unpublished images taken between 1974 and 2010. His aim was to print those which may have been previously overlooked, concerned that if he did not print them in his lifetime, the photographs would never be made. Nearly 90 of these unpublished photographs are included in his new book From the Heads of the Hollers—portraying the culture and people of his native land.

From the Heads of the Hollers is published by GOST.

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