‘Resilience & Reality’

Sometimes it takes seeing something to make a full impact. Hearing and reading about mountaintop removal is one thing, viewing photographs of the destruction is another. Yet, against the odds, the beauty of the Kentucky landscape and its people prevail. Photographers Dobree Adams and John Nation traveled to the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky in 2014 and 2015 to find the resilience and reality of the show’s title. The over 50 photographs on display give viewers a range of emotions — sadness, shock, laughter, reverence — all packaged in technically outstanding images. The reality of the situation becomes more prominent because the photographs are so well done. “Resilience & Reality” is one of the few remaining exhibitions from this year’s Louisville Photo Biennial.


Bernheim Gallery, Main Branch - Louisville Free Public Library
301 York St.