Bertien van Manen’s “Moonshine”

July 09, 2014

As a project that has spanned almost 30 years, Bertien van Manen’s photographic series “Moonshine” stands as a visual anthropological study into the lives of the American Appalachian community. Often photographing with a harsh flash, Van Manen’s images hold a raw candidness when portraying the people that she often lived with while visiting the area. Three months ago a photobook of the work from “Moonshine” was published by MACK Publishing and is available for purchase on their website.

text by Canbra Hodsdon