Don Dudenbostel

4:58pm

Fri May 17, 2013
Iconic Images

‘I Go Deeper and Deeper into the Holler’: Photojournalist Don Dudenbostel’s Appalachian Adventures

Legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton sits on his front porch.
Don Dudenbostel/River Gallery

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller interviews Don Dudenbostel.

Don Dudenbostel’s photographs are featured this May in the River Gallery's exhibition Defining Roots.  Dudenbostel's photos document disappearing, hidden and infamous aspects of Appalachian culture.  Throughout the past few decades, he has photographed snake handlers, moonshiners (particularly legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton), cockfighters, Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis.  “I try never to influence my images with personal feelings,” he says in this interview.

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