The remastered edition of landmark photo book ‘IOWA’ revisits the small towns of 1970s Appalachian Ohio

In the early 1970s, as a young photographer studying for a master’s degree at Ohio University, Nancy Rexroth found her inspiration in the small towns and rural homes of Appalachian southeast Ohio. There, she used her Diana plastic camera – considered a toy, really – to take intentionally blurry, black-and-white dream-state pictures of people and places.