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Roger May (b. 1975) is an Appalachian American photographer and writer based in Charleston, West Virginia. He was born in the Tug River Valley on the West Virginia and Kentucky border, in the heart of Hatfield and McCoy country. His work explores the complicated history of place, faith, and identity in the coalfields. In 2014, he started the crowdsourced Looking at Appalachia project. He lectures about his work and about the visual representation of Appalachia.

His photographs, essays, and interviews have been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Bloomberg Business Week, National Geographic, Oxford American, and many others. He has also shared work with the ladies from the Carter County Poetry Society in the big room of the Shoney's in Grayson, Kentucky.

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