Discuss a William Gedney and Shelby Lee Adams Photograph
Thought I would change the focus of the conversation from one photograph to a couple of photographs from two different photographers.
The first, a William Gedney photo here, and the second by Shelby Lee Adams, here.
The late Bill Gedney photographed in Appalachia in the mid 60's early 70's with a 35mm camera. He stayed with a couple of different families during his time there. More of his work can be seen here.
Adam's grew up in Appalachia, and continues to go back during the summers to photograph. More of his work is here. He still shoots every summer, I think, in Kentucky.
Each approached this subject completely differently, but I think both bring a compassionate eye to a subject which has been exploited and sterotyped in a lot of different mediums. I would like to read your thoughts on photographing poverty, and the work of these two photographers in particular.
Do Gedney's more documentary photographs or Adams well lit and posed images speak to you more?