This is Kentucky: Past, Present, Future
This is Kentucky: Past, Present, Future presents photographic work that documents, examines, and explores the people and places of Kentucky. The work is from two ongoing projects: The Kentucky Documentary Project spans 80 years, documenting each of Kentucky’s 120 counties every 40 years, and was founded by Bill Burke, Bob Hower, and Ted Wathen; and the Boyd’s Station 306.36 Visual Documentary and Writing Project, an ongoing annual archive documenting Harrison County, Kentucky, founded by Jack Gruber. Additionally, the exhibition will include a call for entry to K-12 students from across the state. With historic, contemporary, and emerging views of Kentucky, the exhibition reveals an expansive view that transcends the stereotypes associated with the region.
Michael Swenson, Untitled, from the project: Boyd’s Station 306.36 Visual Documentary and Writing Project, 2022. Digital print, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist