Fifty years after the war on poverty highlighted need in Appalachia, Roger May set out to dispel stereotypes and redefine how the region was portrayed in photographs. Read an article by David Gonzalez about May’s project “Looking at Appalachia” and view some of the images submitted by professional and amateur photographers across the country here: Looking at Appalachia Anew – NYTimes.com.

Above photo: Boy with Mohawk. Jefferson County. Ala. 2014. Wes Frazer