Originally from Wisconsin, Warren Brunner came to Berea in 1954 where he opened a photography studio and raised a family with his wife Pat. He took a liking to the area and has been documenting the culture and people of Appalachia ever since.
Travelling on countless back roads, often with his family, he met and chronicled the farmers, coal miners, union and non-union workers, mothers, fathers, children, craftsmen—all who live and work in this beautiful and unique region.
Brunner has a unique way of blending portrait photography with photo-journalistic documentation. He uses the camera to translate people and social issues with a positive light.
In 2011 Acclaim Press published Mountain Moments, a books of his photographs of Appalachian.
Works by this artisan can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.