George Etheredge . August 30, 2017. Poca, Putnam County, West Virginia.

George Etheredge. August 30, 2017. Poca, Putnam County, West Virginia.

  Rachel Yoke . September 3, 2017. Tracey Beall carries her daughter Samantha, 13, while they check train tracks for flattened coins outside of Bridgeport, Harrison County, West Virginia.

Rachel Yoke. September 3, 2017. Tracey Beall carries her daughter Samantha, 13, while they check train tracks for flattened coins outside of Bridgeport, Harrison County, West Virginia.

 Jan Dodgins. March 10, 2017. Augusta, Hampshire County, West Virginia.

Jan Dodgins. March 10, 2017. Augusta, Hampshire County, West Virginia.

 Shelby Rush. November 23, 2017. Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia.

Shelby Rush. November 23, 2017. Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia.

 J. Deacon Stone. June 22, 2016. Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia.

J. Deacon Stone. June 22, 2016. Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia.

 Ryan Herdman. March 15, 2016. Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia.

Ryan Herdman. March 15, 2016. Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia.

  Julie Rae Powers . August 6, 2016. Gandeeville, Jackson County, West Virginia.

Julie Rae Powers. August 6, 2016. Gandeeville, Jackson County, West Virginia.

 Steve Konya. March 5, 2016. Barrackville, Marion County, West Virginia.

Steve Konya. March 5, 2016. Barrackville, Marion County, West Virginia.

  Ashley Hoffman . April 28, 2016. Lindsay feeding baby Poppy on Kinfolk Farm. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Ashley Hoffman. April 28, 2016. Lindsay feeding baby Poppy on Kinfolk Farm. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Pang Tubhirun . June 12, 2016. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Pang Tubhirun. June 12, 2016. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Pang Tubhirun . June 22, 2016. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Pang Tubhirun. June 22, 2016. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Sam Owens . January 3, 2016. Dakota Flowers spends an hour boxing on the front porch, eventually busting his hand open, at his house. Flowers, who works out nearly every day in-between his busy schedule of working for Coalfield Development Corporation and going to community college. Lincoln County, West Virginia.

Sam Owens. January 3, 2016. Dakota Flowers spends an hour boxing on the front porch, eventually busting his hand open, at his house. Flowers, who works out nearly every day in-between his busy schedule of working for Coalfield Development Corporation and going to community college. Lincoln County, West Virginia.

  Sam Owens . October 26, 2016. Second grader Kingston Chambers, 8, wears special prescription glasses to help supplement his extreme low vision at the West Virginia School for the Blind. Romney, Hampshire County, West Virginia.

Sam Owens. October 26, 2016. Second grader Kingston Chambers, 8, wears special prescription glasses to help supplement his extreme low vision at the West Virginia School for the Blind. Romney, Hampshire County, West Virginia.

  Sam Owens . October 26, 2016. Kingston Chambers (center) and Wyatt Kuncl (right) wait for some of the older blind and low vision students to join their line, which is heading to the cafeteria for lunch, at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind. Romney, Hampshire County, West Virginia.

Sam Owens. October 26, 2016. Kingston Chambers (center) and Wyatt Kuncl (right) wait for some of the older blind and low vision students to join their line, which is heading to the cafeteria for lunch, at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind. Romney, Hampshire County, West Virginia.

  Sam Owens . August 26, 2016. The Poca Dots warm up on the field before the game against the Nitro Wildcats at Poca High School. Poca, Putnam County, West Virginia.

Sam Owens. August 26, 2016. The Poca Dots warm up on the field before the game against the Nitro Wildcats at Poca High School. Poca, Putnam County, West Virginia.

  Sam Owens . July 4, 2016. American flags covered in dried flood mud wave in the wind outside of Clendenin United Methodist Church on Independence Day. Clendenin, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Sam Owens. July 4, 2016. American flags covered in dried flood mud wave in the wind outside of Clendenin United Methodist Church on Independence Day. Clendenin, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

  Sam Owens . June 24, 2016. Elk View, Kanawha County, West Virginia.   Call and Response .

Sam Owens. June 24, 2016. Elk View, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Call and Response.

  Ed DeWitt . July 25, 2016. Trevor in the sawdust truck at the 60th annual Hampshire County Fair. Augusta, Hampshire County, West Virginia.

Ed DeWitt. July 25, 2016. Trevor in the sawdust truck at the 60th annual Hampshire County Fair. Augusta, Hampshire County, West Virginia.

  Ed DeWitt . A girl in patriotic cowboy boots on her phone during a fair ride. Augusta, Hampshire County, West Virginia.

Ed DeWitt. A girl in patriotic cowboy boots on her phone during a fair ride. Augusta, Hampshire County, West Virginia.

  Shawn Campbell . May 10, 2016. Strange Creek, Braxton County, West Virginia.

Shawn Campbell. May 10, 2016. Strange Creek, Braxton County, West Virginia.

  Roger May . April 23, 2016. Aunt Rita along the King Coal Highway, Mingo County, West Virginia.

Roger May. April 23, 2016. Aunt Rita along the King Coal Highway, Mingo County, West Virginia.

  Roger May . July 17, 2015. A visitor listens to musical performance at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem, Summers County, West Virginia.

Roger May. July 17, 2015. A visitor listens to musical performance at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem, Summers County, West Virginia.

  Pang Tubhirun . February 8, 2015. Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Pang Tubhirun. February 8, 2015. Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Pang Tubhirun . July 6, 2015. Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Pang Tubhirun. July 6, 2015. Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Kristian Thacker . January 24, 2015. Saint Marys, Pleasants County, West Virginia.

Kristian Thacker. January 24, 2015. Saint Marys, Pleasants County, West Virginia.

  Sam Owens . June 13, 2015. A member of the West Virginia Wildfire football team catches her breathe before the start of quarter in the game against the Pennsylvania Keystone Assault. Cedar Grove, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Sam Owens. June 13, 2015. A member of the West Virginia Wildfire football team catches her breathe before the start of quarter in the game against the Pennsylvania Keystone Assault. Cedar Grove, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

  Sam Owens . September 8, 2015. Cory Hughes of Huntington breathes fire as Loren Jordan (right) and others crowd around to watch his fire show performance during the 2015 Southeast Tourism Society’s Fall Forum Opening Night street party on Capitol Street in downtown Charleston. Over 200 tourism professionals traveled to Charleston to attend the Southeast Tourism Society's Fall Forum.

Sam Owens. September 8, 2015. Cory Hughes of Huntington breathes fire as Loren Jordan (right) and others crowd around to watch his fire show performance during the 2015 Southeast Tourism Society’s Fall Forum Opening Night street party on Capitol Street in downtown Charleston. Over 200 tourism professionals traveled to Charleston to attend the Southeast Tourism Society's Fall Forum.

  Sam Owens . August 9, 2015. Macee Ours, my young cousin, climbs on the fence outside her home in Scherr, Grant County, West Virginia.

Sam Owens. August 9, 2015. Macee Ours, my young cousin, climbs on the fence outside her home in Scherr, Grant County, West Virginia.

  Sam Owens . December 27, 2015. Pappy Merl Ours takes a nap in Scherr, Grant County, West Virginia.

Sam Owens. December 27, 2015. Pappy Merl Ours takes a nap in Scherr, Grant County, West Virginia.

  Nate Larson . October 14, 2015. Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia.

Nate Larson. October 14, 2015. Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia.

  Nate Larson . October 14, 2015. Mineral Wells, Wood County, West Virginia.

Nate Larson. October 14, 2015. Mineral Wells, Wood County, West Virginia.

 Aaron Allman. November 27, 2015. Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia.

Aaron Allman. November 27, 2015. Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia.

  Ashley Hoffman . July 4, 2015. Sparklers for America. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Ashley Hoffman. July 4, 2015. Sparklers for America. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Ashley Hoffman . July 10, 2015. Young Love. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Ashley Hoffman. July 10, 2015. Young Love. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Rachel Molenda . July 9, 2015. Mount Hope, Fayette County, West Virginia.

Rachel Molenda. July 9, 2015. Mount Hope, Fayette County, West Virginia.

  Dennis Savage . April 26, 2015. Pendleton County, West Virginia.

Dennis Savage. April 26, 2015. Pendleton County, West Virginia.

  Dennis Savage . April 26, 2015. Pendleton County, West Virginia.

Dennis Savage. April 26, 2015. Pendleton County, West Virginia.

  Dennis Savage . May 24, 2015. Cabell County, West Virginia.

Dennis Savage. May 24, 2015. Cabell County, West Virginia.

  Kristian Thacker . January 7, 2015. Halltown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. OX Paperboard Halltown Mill.

Kristian Thacker. January 7, 2015. Halltown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. OX Paperboard Halltown Mill.

  Pat Jarrett . February 14, 2015. Tyler George stands in front of the bonfire with a beer as the effigy of Old Man Winter burns. Residents and visitors to Helvetia, Randolph County, West Virginia celebrated Fasnacht, a pre-lenten celebration marked by the eating of rich foods and burning an effigy of Old Man Winter on a bonfire at midnight.

Pat Jarrett. February 14, 2015. Tyler George stands in front of the bonfire with a beer as the effigy of Old Man Winter burns. Residents and visitors to Helvetia, Randolph County, West Virginia celebrated Fasnacht, a pre-lenten celebration marked by the eating of rich foods and burning an effigy of Old Man Winter on a bonfire at midnight.

  Ashley Hoffman . March 9, 2015. Displaced graves in the old St. Peter's Lutheran Church graveyard, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Ashley Hoffman. March 9, 2015. Displaced graves in the old St. Peter's Lutheran Church graveyard, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

 Tara Chavez. May 16, 2015. Rhodell, Raleigh County, West Virginia.

Tara Chavez. May 16, 2015. Rhodell, Raleigh County, West Virginia.


 F. Brian Ferguson. January 2, 2015. James "Ace" Everett, 72, walks among the tents and clotheslines that is known as Tent City near the Spring Street Bridge. Everett claims to have been the first resident of Tent City after he cleared the area along the banks of the Elk River. He has currently found an indoor residence but still comes to the river bank to visit his friends. Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

F. Brian Ferguson. January 2, 2015. James "Ace" Everett, 72, walks among the tents and clotheslines that is known as Tent City near the Spring Street Bridge. Everett claims to have been the first resident of Tent City after he cleared the area along the banks of the Elk River. He has currently found an indoor residence but still comes to the river bank to visit his friends. Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

 Eileen Thompson. January 21, 2015. Last remaining shoe repair shop in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.

Eileen Thompson. January 21, 2015. Last remaining shoe repair shop in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.

 Eileen Thompson. February 15, 2015. Winter at West Liberty University, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.

Eileen Thompson. February 15, 2015. Winter at West Liberty University, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.

  Rachel Yoke . February 25, 2015. A cow's horn lies in the snow on the Stenger family farm near West Milford, Harrison County, West Virginia. You can see more from Rachel's series at  Hope & Hard Work .

Rachel Yoke. February 25, 2015. A cow's horn lies in the snow on the Stenger family farm near West Milford, Harrison County, West Virginia. You can see more from Rachel's series at Hope & Hard Work.

  Michael Theis . January 4, 2015. A tightly-packed suburban housing division stands on cleared land south of Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Michael Theis. January 4, 2015. A tightly-packed suburban housing division stands on cleared land south of Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Michael Theis . January 5, 2015. Anne Jerome poses in front of her family home in Arborvale, Pocahontas County, West Virginia near Green Bank. The home, and the land surrounding it, have been in the family for at least three generations.

Michael Theis. January 5, 2015. Anne Jerome poses in front of her family home in Arborvale, Pocahontas County, West Virginia near Green Bank. The home, and the land surrounding it, have been in the family for at least three generations.

  Rachel Yoke . November 10, 2014. John Stenger subdues a young goat on his farm after his son removed its horns with a saw, on his farm near West Milford, Harrison County, West Virginia. The goat's horns were removed because the goat was repeatedly getting stuck in the fence.

Rachel Yoke. November 10, 2014. John Stenger subdues a young goat on his farm after his son removed its horns with a saw, on his farm near West Milford, Harrison County, West Virginia. The goat's horns were removed because the goat was repeatedly getting stuck in the fence.

 Pang Tubhirun. December 11, 2014. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Pang Tubhirun. December 11, 2014. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

 Pang Tubhirun. June 6, 2014. Blue Bend Recreational Area in the Monongahela National Forest, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Pang Tubhirun. June 6, 2014. Blue Bend Recreational Area in the Monongahela National Forest, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

 Pang Tubhirun. June 6, 2014. Blue Bend Recreational Area in the Monongahela National Forest, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Pang Tubhirun. June 6, 2014. Blue Bend Recreational Area in the Monongahela National Forest, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

 Alan Pittman. November 16, 2014. My dad, Samuel Paul Pittman, 78, of Charleston, West Virginia. Photographed in Kenna, Jackson County, West Virginia.

Alan Pittman. November 16, 2014. My dad, Samuel Paul Pittman, 78, of Charleston, West Virginia. Photographed in Kenna, Jackson County, West Virginia.

  Catherine V. Moore . June 15, 2014. Tyler Canon walks out of a closing furniture store in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia.

Catherine V. Moore. June 15, 2014. Tyler Canon walks out of a closing furniture store in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia.

  Justin Gellerson . November 19, 2014. George Callison, owner and operator of The New Place Bar, Boomer, Fayette County, West Virginia.

Justin Gellerson. November 19, 2014. George Callison, owner and operator of The New Place Bar, Boomer, Fayette County, West Virginia.

  Justin Gellerson . November 19, 2014. Ludoria’s Restaurant, Boomer, Fayette County, West Virginia.

Justin Gellerson. November 19, 2014. Ludoria’s Restaurant, Boomer, Fayette County, West Virginia.

  Justin Gellerson . November 19, 2014. Ludoria’s Restaurant, Boomer, Fayette County, West Virginia.

Justin Gellerson. November 19, 2014. Ludoria’s Restaurant, Boomer, Fayette County, West Virginia.

  Justin Gellerson . November 17, 2014. Boomer Christian Academy, Boomer, Fayette County, West Virginia.

Justin Gellerson. November 17, 2014. Boomer Christian Academy, Boomer, Fayette County, West Virginia.

  Josh Birnbaum . July 20, 2014. West Hamlin, Lincoln County, West Virginia.

Josh Birnbaum. July 20, 2014. West Hamlin, Lincoln County, West Virginia.

  Kristian Thacker . August 25, 2014. Early morning fog on the Potomac River at the boat ramp in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Kristian Thacker. August 25, 2014. Early morning fog on the Potomac River at the boat ramp in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Kristian Thacker . October 5, 2014. Jon Dutile Bertrand of the Pine Leaf Boys. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Kristian Thacker. October 5, 2014. Jon Dutile Bertrand of the Pine Leaf Boys. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Kristian Thacker . July 30, 2014. Looking up German Street. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Kristian Thacker. July 30, 2014. Looking up German Street. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Kristian Thacker . June 30, 2014. Locals fish on the Potomac River, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Kristian Thacker. June 30, 2014. Locals fish on the Potomac River, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Kristian Thacker . August 31, 2014. My grandmother’s chair in her living room. St. Marys, Pleasants County, West Virginia.

Kristian Thacker. August 31, 2014. My grandmother’s chair in her living room. St. Marys, Pleasants County, West Virginia.

  Aaron Blum . January 2, 2014. Manor House tree wallpaper, Wetzel County, West Virginia.

Aaron Blum. January 2, 2014. Manor House tree wallpaper, Wetzel County, West Virginia.

  Aaron Blum . January 2, 2014. Pressed flower, Wetzel County, West Virginia.

Aaron Blum. January 2, 2014. Pressed flower, Wetzel County, West Virginia.

  Pat Jarrett . October 17, 2014. The annual deer hunt at the Green Bank Telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

Pat Jarrett. October 17, 2014. The annual deer hunt at the Green Bank Telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

  Pat Jarrett . October 17, 2014. Green Bank Telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

Pat Jarrett. October 17, 2014. Green Bank Telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

  Pat Jarrett . July 15, 2014. Rocky Sixta of Independence Excavating in Independence, Ohio walks through a gap in the fence surrounding the spill site at Freedom Industries. Storage tanks were being demolished at the site of Freedom Industries, Inc., the Charleston, West Virginia company that allowed a chemical known as MCHM to leak into the Elk River in January 2014. Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Pat Jarrett. July 15, 2014. Rocky Sixta of Independence Excavating in Independence, Ohio walks through a gap in the fence surrounding the spill site at Freedom Industries. Storage tanks were being demolished at the site of Freedom Industries, Inc., the Charleston, West Virginia company that allowed a chemical known as MCHM to leak into the Elk River in January 2014. Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

 Mark Womack. October 24, 2014. Various pieces of coal company scrip, Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia.

Mark Womack. October 24, 2014. Various pieces of coal company scrip, Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia.

 Garnet Bruell. September 9, 2014. The New River Gorge Bridge at evening from a cliff on the south side of the gorge. Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia.

Garnet Bruell. September 9, 2014. The New River Gorge Bridge at evening from a cliff on the south side of the gorge. Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia.

  Nic Persinger . July 7, 2014. My cousin, Sabine, in our Nana's chair. Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

Nic Persinger. July 7, 2014. My cousin, Sabine, in our Nana's chair. Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

  Nic Persinger . June 16, 2014. Steps leading up Rock Lake's community water slide. Rock Lake, Marion County, West Virginia.

Nic Persinger. June 16, 2014. Steps leading up Rock Lake's community water slide. Rock Lake, Marion County, West Virginia.

  Nic Persinger . August 30, 2014. Linda's Beauty Shop. Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

Nic Persinger. August 30, 2014. Linda's Beauty Shop. Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

  Nic Persinger . August 30, 2014. Cats fighting on Main Street. Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

Nic Persinger. August 30, 2014. Cats fighting on Main Street. Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

  Nic Persinger . July 14, 2014. Car in my barber's parking lot. Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.

Nic Persinger. July 14, 2014. Car in my barber's parking lot. Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.

  Nic Persinger . July 7, 2014. My Nana, Yvonne, overlooking Richwood. Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

Nic Persinger. July 7, 2014. My Nana, Yvonne, overlooking Richwood. Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

  Nic Persinger . July 12, 2014. My mother Marnie after visiting the grave of my grandfather at the Spencer family reunion. Fenwick Mountain, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

Nic Persinger. July 12, 2014. My mother Marnie after visiting the grave of my grandfather at the Spencer family reunion. Fenwick Mountain, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

  Nic Persinger . August 30, 2014. Jacob Simmons with his grandfather's Army rifle near the south fork of the Cherry River. Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

Nic Persinger. August 30, 2014. Jacob Simmons with his grandfather's Army rifle near the south fork of the Cherry River. Richwood, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

  Nic Persinger . June 14, 2014. My brother, Gabriel, at a little league game. Summersville, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

Nic Persinger. June 14, 2014. My brother, Gabriel, at a little league game. Summersville, Nicholas County, West Virginia.

  Nic Persinger . June 26, 2014. Boy at swimming hole. Fortney's Mill, Preston County, West Virginia.

Nic Persinger. June 26, 2014. Boy at swimming hole. Fortney's Mill, Preston County, West Virginia.

  Ashley Hoffman . July 4, 2014. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Ashley Hoffman. July 4, 2014. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Ashley Hoffman . May 31, 2014. Lake Ferndale, Springfield, Hampshire County, West Virginia.

Ashley Hoffman. May 31, 2014. Lake Ferndale, Springfield, Hampshire County, West Virginia.

  Rachel Molenda . July 15, 2014. Freedom Industries, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Rachel Molenda. July 15, 2014. Freedom Industries, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

  Rachel Molenda . September 21, 2014. Anthony, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Rachel Molenda. September 21, 2014. Anthony, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

  Chris Jackson . October 9, 2014. Robin's Beauty Shop sits in a small neighborhood in Gilbert, Mingo County, West Virginia). (First published in The Boston Globe on October 13, 2014.)

Chris Jackson. October 9, 2014. Robin's Beauty Shop sits in a small neighborhood in Gilbert, Mingo County, West Virginia). (First published in The Boston Globe on October 13, 2014.)

  Chris Jackson . September 21, 2014. A truck travels I-64 near Sandstone, Summers County, West Virginia.

Chris Jackson. September 21, 2014. A truck travels I-64 near Sandstone, Summers County, West Virginia.

 Melissa Ellsworth. September 7, 2014. Pence Springs, Summers County, West Virginia.

Melissa Ellsworth. September 7, 2014. Pence Springs, Summers County, West Virginia.

 Melissa Ellsworth. July 16, 2014. Josh Fork, Wyoming County, West Virginia.

Melissa Ellsworth. July 16, 2014. Josh Fork, Wyoming County, West Virginia.

 Melissa Ellsworth. June 7, 2014. Gauley Bridge, Fayette County, West Virginia.

Melissa Ellsworth. June 7, 2014. Gauley Bridge, Fayette County, West Virginia.

 Alan Pittman. August 16, 2014. Megan Gundy, 18, two days before beginning her senior year at Cross Lanes Christian School, Evans, Jackson County, West Virginia.

Alan Pittman. August 16, 2014. Megan Gundy, 18, two days before beginning her senior year at Cross Lanes Christian School, Evans, Jackson County, West Virginia.

  Lauren Schneiderman . March 30, 2014. Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.

Lauren Schneiderman. March 30, 2014. Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.

  Mark Trent . July 5, 2014. Swimming at Cat's Eye, Anthony, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Mark Trent. July 5, 2014. Swimming at Cat's Eye, Anthony, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

  Mark Trent . March 3, 2014. Michael Monte stands in his refrigeration recycling shop. He has been in business for decades with the goal of keeping refrigerant and other pollutants out of the environment. Frankford, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Mark Trent. March 3, 2014. Michael Monte stands in his refrigeration recycling shop. He has been in business for decades with the goal of keeping refrigerant and other pollutants out of the environment. Frankford, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

  Mark Trent . January 6, 2014. Allie teases an annoyed Peakay shortly after she wakes up. Allie and Peakay have been couch surfing for the past few years as they live with the prescription drug epidemic that has affected much of Southern West Virginia as well as communities across the United States. Rainelle, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Mark Trent. January 6, 2014. Allie teases an annoyed Peakay shortly after she wakes up. Allie and Peakay have been couch surfing for the past few years as they live with the prescription drug epidemic that has affected much of Southern West Virginia as well as communities across the United States. Rainelle, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

  Mark Trent . June 26, 2014. Bridesmaids dress Shelly Glass before she renews her vows with her husband of 25 years. The service took place in the church they built in their backyard where they also hold bible studies and perform community services throughout the area. Organ Cave, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Mark Trent. June 26, 2014. Bridesmaids dress Shelly Glass before she renews her vows with her husband of 25 years. The service took place in the church they built in their backyard where they also hold bible studies and perform community services throughout the area. Organ Cave, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

  Mark Trent . May 29, 2014. After loosing both of her legs to an illness, Hilda’s health insurance denied her request for a power chair. Shortly after, members from the community came together to purchase one for her. Since then she has received a pair of prosthetics. Organ Cave, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Mark Trent. May 29, 2014. After loosing both of her legs to an illness, Hilda’s health insurance denied her request for a power chair. Shortly after, members from the community came together to purchase one for her. Since then she has received a pair of prosthetics. Organ Cave, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

  Ryan Stone . May 20, 2014. Ronald Sowder cuts Tom Fitzsimmons hair. Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia.

Ryan Stone. May 20, 2014. Ronald Sowder cuts Tom Fitzsimmons hair. Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia.

  Ryan Stone . May 21, 2014. A group of students relax in the courtyard at Summers County Middle School, Hinton, West Virginia.

Ryan Stone. May 21, 2014. A group of students relax in the courtyard at Summers County Middle School, Hinton, West Virginia.

 Rebecca Kiger. July 17, 2014. Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.

Rebecca Kiger. July 17, 2014. Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.

  Rebecca Kiger . June 30, 2014. Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.   Call and Response .

Rebecca Kiger. June 30, 2014. Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.

Call and Response.

 Rebecca Kiger. July 23, 2014. Valley Grove, Ohio County, West Virginia.

Rebecca Kiger. July 23, 2014. Valley Grove, Ohio County, West Virginia.

 Rebecca Kiger. July 7, 2014. Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.

Rebecca Kiger. July 7, 2014. Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.

  Ashley Hoffman . August 29, 2014. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Ashley Hoffman. August 29, 2014. Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Roger May . August 2, 2014. Tent revival in Baisden, Mingo County, West Virginia.

Roger May. August 2, 2014. Tent revival in Baisden, Mingo County, West Virginia.

  Roger May . August 2, 2014. Preacher Roger Stevens prays for a woman at a tent revival in Baisden, Mingo County, West Virginia.

Roger May. August 2, 2014. Preacher Roger Stevens prays for a woman at a tent revival in Baisden, Mingo County, West Virginia.

  Kristian Thacker . May 23, 2014. A window display of a SMHS varsity jacket from one of the classes celebrating a high school reunion. Saint Marys, Pleasants County, West Virginia.

Kristian Thacker. May 23, 2014. A window display of a SMHS varsity jacket from one of the classes celebrating a high school reunion. Saint Marys, Pleasants County, West Virginia.

  Kristian Thacker . May 25, 2014. Gate to what used to be Cabot Carbon Black Plant. The plant was closed and demolished in 2008. Belmont, Pleasants County, West Virginia.

Kristian Thacker. May 25, 2014. Gate to what used to be Cabot Carbon Black Plant. The plant was closed and demolished in 2008. Belmont, Pleasants County, West Virginia.

  Lauren Pond . May 26, 2014. Rod Mayberry shines his shoes as he and Dan Brewer, both members of the Bluefield Marine Corps League, prepare to participate in a Memorial Day parade in Bramwell, Mercer County, West Virginia.

Lauren Pond. May 26, 2014. Rod Mayberry shines his shoes as he and Dan Brewer, both members of the Bluefield Marine Corps League, prepare to participate in a Memorial Day parade in Bramwell, Mercer County, West Virginia.

  Swikar Patel . February 22, 2014. Thurmond, Fayette County, West Virginia.

Swikar Patel. February 22, 2014. Thurmond, Fayette County, West Virginia.

  Raymond Thompson Jr.  May 12, 2014. The Morgantown Roller Vixens practice at Skate A Way in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia.

Raymond Thompson Jr. May 12, 2014. The Morgantown Roller Vixens practice at Skate A Way in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia.

 Alan Pittman. March 22, 2014. A portrait of Jesus hangs near the bell-tower rope in one of the classrooms at Valley Grove Methodist Church, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.   Call and Response .

Alan Pittman. March 22, 2014. A portrait of Jesus hangs near the bell-tower rope in one of the classrooms at Valley Grove Methodist Church, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Call and Response.

 Alan Pittman. March 23, 2014. Ruth Spradling, 98, at her home in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Ruth has been the superintendent of Valley Grove Methodist Church for more than 50 years.

Alan Pittman. March 23, 2014. Ruth Spradling, 98, at her home in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Ruth has been the superintendent of Valley Grove Methodist Church for more than 50 years.

  Chris Jackson . April 26, 2014. Leroy Rigman in front of his farm house on Mitchell Mountain Road, near Upper Tract, Pendleton County, West Virginia. His home is over 100 years old and was inherited when his father died in 1976.

Chris Jackson. April 26, 2014. Leroy Rigman in front of his farm house on Mitchell Mountain Road, near Upper Tract, Pendleton County, West Virginia. His home is over 100 years old and was inherited when his father died in 1976.

  Chris Jackson . March 27, 2014. A couple walk to their car on Peter Rabbit Drive in a subdivision in Ranson, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Chris Jackson. March 27, 2014. A couple walk to their car on Peter Rabbit Drive in a subdivision in Ranson, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Chris Jackson . March 31, 2014. Chris Smith entertains a cat with yogurt treats as his daughter, Lilly, 16-months, wonders off at a home in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Chris Jackson. March 31, 2014. Chris Smith entertains a cat with yogurt treats as his daughter, Lilly, 16-months, wonders off at a home in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

  Kristian Thacker . March 29, 2014. Robert Brozstowksi, CSX Conductor, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Kristian Thacker. March 29, 2014. Robert Brozstowksi, CSX Conductor, Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

 Jordan Mazurek. February 14, 2014. Audrey Van Scoy, 16, pauses to soak in the sky after sledding at Full Quiver Farm in Sugar Grove, Pendleton County, West Virginia.

Jordan Mazurek. February 14, 2014. Audrey Van Scoy, 16, pauses to soak in the sky after sledding at Full Quiver Farm in Sugar Grove, Pendleton County, West Virginia.

  Nic Persinger . February 22, 2014. Rod at the Omelet Spot in Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia. (Fujifilm FP-100C)

Nic Persinger. February 22, 2014. Rod at the Omelet Spot in Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia. (Fujifilm FP-100C)

  Roger May . January 25, 2014. Coal-laden railcars roll through the upper Kanawha Valley along the icy Kanawha River, just west of the confluence of the New and Gauley Rivers at Glen Ferris, Fayette County, West Virginia. (First published in The Guardian on January 30, 2014.)   Call and Response .

Roger May. January 25, 2014. Coal-laden railcars roll through the upper Kanawha Valley along the icy Kanawha River, just west of the confluence of the New and Gauley Rivers at Glen Ferris, Fayette County, West Virginia. (First published in The Guardian on January 30, 2014.)

Call and Response.