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How to Publish Your Book: Jeanine Michna-Bales’s Through Darkness to Light

May 12, 2017

By David Walker

© Jeanine Michna-Bales

Jeanine Michna-Bales spent years researching the locations of Underground Railroad stations. In the scene in “Look for the Grey Barn Out Back,” 2013, a tunnel led underneath a road from Joshua Eliason, Jr.’s barn to another station in Centerville, Indiana. Click to see more from Michna-Bales's book.

Jeanine Michna-Bales went to the 2013 PhotoNOLA portfolio reviews in New Orleans with nine images from a personal project she’d been working on for a decade, wondering if anyone would be interested. The foreboding nighttime photographs depicted landmarks and safe houses along a 1300-mile Underground Railroad route from Louisiana to the Canadian border at Port Huron, Michigan. The work impressed...

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