Adams, Shelby Lee
One of a series of photographs taken by American environmental portrait photographer, Shelby Lee Adams, to reveal and commemorate Appalachian family life, “Home Funeral” depicts the funeral of Esther Renee Adams, better known as “Mamaw”. As was tradition in many Appalachian families, Mamaw's funeral took place in her own home in Eastern Kentucky where country wakes could last for days. Adams' photograph inspires discussion about family, poverty, connection, tradition, and need.
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