Cory Graham – Stanton, KY
In rural Appalachia, where tradition reigns supreme, an emerging art and music scene has dared to challenge the outside notions of the region. Steeped in history, awash in natural beauty and with a culture rarely visible outside of the hills, this oft-forgotten region of America is carving out its place among the most culturally relevant to the 21st century. Among those seeking to change perspectives and bring new eyes to the rolling hills is Cory Graham. With no formal training, and only a passion to break down walls surrounding his community, Graham seeks to share views and moments not typically associated with rural America. Deeply political, often angry, and with a focus on progress at all costs, Cory Graham’s work shouts with the voices of forgotten Americans who demand to be heard.