Good pictures of strip mines
In the many years Stacy Krantiz has been documenting life in Appalachia—as seen in her ongoing project, As it was Give n to Me —she has deftly navigated the minefield that comes with photographing in this often misrepresented part of the county. By living with her subjects, Krantiz challenges and plays with common stereotypes of the beautiful hill region of southern Ohio, West Virginia, and eastern Kentucky. She photographs as a member of the family, showing the good and the beautiful, along with the bad and the ugly. Nothing to hide.