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By Dale Mackey

Viewfinder: Cody Weber

In 2013, twenty-six-year-old Cody Weber began exploring his family history by photographing in and around his hometown of Keokuk, Iowa. This sparked his ambitious project Forgotten Iowa, for which Weber plans to photograph all of Iowa’s 947 official and unincorporated towns. We talked to Weber about what the process has…
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Viewfinder: Nic Persinger

West Virginia native Nic Persinger makes photos of people, landscapes and objects, but he considers them all portraits. Taking photos almost exclusively in his home state, Persinger says he used to approach photography with a point to…

Writing Rural: Ron Rash

Novelist, poet, and short-story writer Ron Rash says discipline, mystery, and geography have contributed to his work over the years. But don’t make the mistake of calling him “just” an Appalachian writer.

Writing Rural: Marilynne Robinson

National Book Award winner Marilynne Robinson created a fictional Iowa town in the first half of the 20th century as the setting for her three most recent novels. But don't mistake her look back as an attempt to avoid human complexity.…

Viewfinder: Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson's love of photography started “out of necessity” and a desire to capture his friends riding their BMX bikes. Now he works for several publications, taking pictures in and around his home state of West…

Rural by Choice: Maria Sykes

A one-week summer vacation to southeast Utah led to a new home for architect Maria Sykes, who has spent five years and counting in Green River – “a place where the stars shine bold and close.”
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