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Appalachian Photographers Project

The Appalachian Photographers Project is a showcase for both established and emerging photographers from the Southeast. There are currently 14 featured artists, from a region that consists of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

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At first glance, they may seem like ordinary photographs of ordinary people and things. And that's because they are. What's truly remarkable about this collection is the command of light, composition and mood that these photographers have mastered. It's a sense of slowness, endurance and simplicty — and humor — that comes across in these images.

A car drives behind a mobile home on the interstate, antique fiddles decorate a wall, underwear hangs to dry on a backyard clothesline: Each photo is a self-contained story, but this entire project will also preserve Appalachia in America's memory for years to come.

It's definitely worth checking out the Web site to learn more about the photographers, read their statements and view their full galleries. Each photographer has a collection of 20 images, which gives a much better idea of what this project is all about. Be sure to check out the Midwest counterpart, too.