Lisa Elmaleh’s work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the back of her truck, Elmaleh photographs using the nineteenth century wet plate collodion process. Elmaleh is a West Virginia based photographer and...
Focus:Photographer, Travel, Fine Art, Environment, Documentary, Photography, Portraiture, Art
Covering:USA & Canada
Skills:Historical Processing, Book Layout/Design, Black & White Printing, Video Editing
The Kesecker family has been farming in Morgan County for seventy years. In the spring of 2016, a company called Mountaineer Gas offered them a small sum of money if they would allow the utility to lay part of a pipeline across their property. The family declined, and the company sued them. This summer, a court ruled that under eminent domain, Mountaineer had the right to lay the pipe. It will run through the fields that the Keseckers refer to as “God’s country.”