Some eighteen years later after my initial trips to photograph in the southeastern Appalachian parts of Ohio, I returned to the small towns close to where I grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. It was challenging in the sense that I did not feel the "stranger" I was in earlier, unknown places. For me, there was very little disguise in photographing close to my original "roots."
Mary, Mansfield, OH-2001
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