The Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project 2015–2020
Forty years after the original Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project (KDPP), it has been reincorporated by Ted Wathen and Bob Hower. The goal of KDPP II is to again photograph in each of Kentucky’s 120 counties. We are not so much concerned with rephotographing what was recorded forty years ago as we are with recording what is happening now. Our concept is to look at Kentucky anew and to hire younger and more diverse photographers to work with us on the Project. The younger photographers will be tasked with keeping the Project alive and reactivating it forty years from now.
If our vision is realized, we will have been part of a photographic record of the State stretching from 1935 to 2055.
This is visual history: How we lived, How we worked, How we dressed, How we relate to each other. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words . . . if not more.