Soft White Underbelly video and portraits of The Whitakers, an inbred family from Odd, West Virginia. The individuals in this video are brothers and sisters, except for Timmy who is a nephew. The two portraits are from my book, Created Equal, which was published by Steidl in 2010, which is out of print now and difficult to find.
The first portrait in this video is of Ray, Timmy and Freddie, who passed away in 2016. The second portrait is of sisters Lorraine (holding a small child who is a relative) and Betty. This was my fourth visit and I’ve given the family a financial gift each time.