color photography; 24×36″ hd metal print
“Photo taken from woods at the top of hill in Dover, KY showing the initial view of the Rankin House Underground Railroad in Ripley, OH across the Ohio river. This would be the last 3 miles to liberation for the slaves escaping from the south to the north.”
ARTIST BIO: J. Michael Skaggs is a Lecturer in Communication Studies, College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University. His photography has appeared in Black & White Magazine, Licking River Review and is in the collections of the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art and National City Bank. Michael also coordinates the photography exhibitions in the COI Advising Center Gallery at NKU. His has 3 books, Americans Revisited Volume I from Edgecliff Press (2008), What Pain Does (with poet Megan D. Henson), Dos Madres Press (2017), and Invisible Woman (with poet Megan D. Henson) Dos Madres Press (Forthcoming 2020).