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Real Rural: Stories from the Other California

January 31, 2012

By Lisa M. Hamilton

Collaboration with Lisa M. Hamilton, Roots of Change and the Creative Work Fund

"Real Rural" is the product of a collaboration between writer and photographer Lisa M. Hamilton, the nonprofit organization Roots of Change, the Bill Lane Center for the American West, and the Creative Work Fund, which supports artists working in the nine Bay Area counties. On a media fellowship from our Center, Hamilton spent much of 2011 criscrossing California, capturing offbeat portraits of the state's remarkable scenery and seeking out stories about the diverse residents of what she calls "the other California."