Rural Life In Glasgow, Kentucky, USA

A Sunday morning congregation listens to a sermon from Reverend Harlow at South Fork Baptist Church.

 

Photographer and Filmmaker Bob Miller is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  From his project ‘Raising Posterity‘ .  To see Bob’s body of work click on any image.

 

The Kinslow Farm

 

The Kinslow Farm

 

The Kinslow Farm

 

The Kinslow Farm

 

The Kinslow Farm

 

There are places in our lives that become extensions of ourselves. If we return to them, over time, we find pieces of our own identity mixed in with the matter there. Raising Posterity is an attempt to document the full landscape of a person in changing rural America. As the rich physical and cultural landscapes of our forefathers grow old they become apparitions of a former life, and in the aging countryside we find traces of man’s relationship to the Earth. By recording the environments that shaped one man’s identity over time, and the changing of those environments, these photographs reveal the various stages of memory in the life of a loved one. They expose the desolation that can often accompany transition, and call us to reflect upon the devouring nature of time as one generation is inevitably uprooted by another.

 

South Fork Baptist Church

 

Children play outside South Fork Baptist Church following a Sunday morning service.

 

South Fork Baptist Church

 

 

Glasgow, KY, 2009

 

See also:

Youth Reform

By Bob Miller

 

 

 

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