hillbilly heroin honey

I came across this book titled hillbilly heroin honey by Hannah Modigh while visiting the bookstore at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm last month. I was drawn to the photographs and decided to make the purchase (published by a small Swedish imprint, I suspected that it might be hard to find outside of Sweden). The photographs were made in the town of St. Charles, Virginia - a poor white Appalachian coal mining town where, like much of the rural east, there is a high rate of Oxycontin addiction. The photographs are a very real window into a poor community that this young Swedish photographer was impressively able to penetrate and document with a respectful eye. There is an interview with the photographer here.