Looking at Appalachia seeks to take a new look at Appalachia 50 plus years after Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Images in the press from Johnson's Poverty Tour of Appalachia came to define the region for many years. Looking at Appalachia is intended to create a visual counterpoint to these iconic images of poverty while celebrating the diversity of the region. The national press has written positively about the project, including articles in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and National Geographic.
This exhibit will run from May 23, 2016 through June 30, 2018
A panel of WVU experts from journalism to public health discussed Looking at Appalachia and how images in the media have affected the region on February 7, 2017.
Watch a recording of the event here: