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Louisville-based photographers Robert Hower, Billy Burke, and Tim Wathen each spent two years traveling independently around Kentucky to complete the Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project. The men divided the assignment into thirds, each covering forty of the one-hundred-and-twenty counties of the Bluegrass state. Traveling from house to house and city to city, Robert K. Hower combed his section of the state to piece together an authentic record of the land and its people. The men reconvened in 1979 to present their work in a single exhaustive exhibition depicting Kentucky life at the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.

©1975, Robert K. Hower
©1975, Robert K. Hower
©1975, Robert K. Hower
©1975, Robert K. Hower
©1975, Robert K. Hower
©1975, Robert K. Hower
©1975, Robert K. Hower
©1975, Robert K. Hower
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©1976, Robert K. Hower
©1976, Robert K. Hower
©1976, Robert K. Hower
©1976, Robert K. Hower
©1976, Robert K. Hower
©1976, Robert K. Hower
©1977, Robert K. Hower
©1977, Robert K. Hower
©1977, Robert K. Hower
©1977, Robert K. Hower