My name is Roger May. I am a photographer, writer, and archivist based in Charleston, West Virginia. I was born and raised in the Tug Valley of southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.
I appreciate photography of all types, but I’m drawn to long form work that amplifies humanity, especially in Appalachia. I collect photography books, drink too much coffee, and listen to the same songs over and over. And I prefer foaming hand soap.
In February 2014, I launched the crowdsourced photography project Looking at Appalachia.
“Don’t forget to take your camera for a walk.” – Jim Merithew