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Tour our virtual gallery show of Jared Hamilton's "Familiar Paths"

5 months ago

Jared Hamilton's "Familiar Paths" photography collection was framed and shot at Wiley's Last Resort.

But the show is coming to you.

Tour the "rustic virtual gallery" alongside Jared himself — just click on the video below.


Or take a look at the photographs one at a time.


Jared Hamilton, "Old Ways," Martin, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Joe's Chicken," Isom, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021


Jared Hamilton, "Night Sky," Whitesburg, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021


Jared Hamilton, "Liquor Store," Vicco, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021


Jared Hamilton, "Deer," Hazard, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Plowed Up," Turkey Pen, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "America Has Gone to the Shitter," Whitesburg, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Rattler," Whitesburg, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Mercantile," Oven Fork, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Mountain Dew," Whitesburg, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Kudzu Fire," Isom, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Cabbage," Martin, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Up the Holler," Martin, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Papaw's Chicken Coop," Mossy Bottom, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Mars Rock," Whitesburg, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Broken Bridge," Vicco, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Pump House," Martin, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Granny's Bridge," Turkey Pen, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Honest Abe," Prestonsburg, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Steve," Whitesburg, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021




Jared Hamilton, "Pretty Weeds," Whitesburg, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021



Jared Hamilton, "Dad's Wood Pile," Mossy Bottom, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021


Jared Hamilton, "Joani and Tim," Whitesburg, Ky., Familiar Paths, 2021

About the artist

Jared Hamilton is a photographer based in Whitesburg, Kentucky. He's covered musicians and foodways; politics and celestial dreamscapes.

About the show

"Familiar Paths" is a series of black and white photos shot on medium format film.

The photo essay is about the feeling of nostalgia Appalachian folks feel when they move away from the region. People have to move for a whole host of reasons: some go for school, some for opportunity in other areas. Once gone, it is easy to forget all the complicated parts of life in these mountains, and remember only the beauty. These photos attempt to look at Appalachia as a dreamscape of what home could be.

Purchase the framed prints in the collection from Jared Hamilton's store, as well as Volume 2 of the accompanying zine of the Familiar Paths project.

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