Brit Hessler

Brit Hessler received her BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently works out of her studio in Chattanooga, TN. Her photography often focuses on memorials and rituals surrounding death, and her passions lie within comparative mysticism, herbalism, grave architecture, and the vagabond life. 

Brit contributed an essay about her travels throughout the South to the second print issue of Southern Glossary. 

Brit Hessler

Brian Arnold

Brian Arnold is a photographer and designer whose work follows a loose theme of consumerism in the South and the visual indications that we recognize and take for granted. He runs Phone Home Press, a zine publisher, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Brian Arnold

Ashley Kauschinger

Ashley Kauschinger is a photographer and book artist that explores female identity and contemporary women’s voices. She is also the Founding Editor of Light Leaked, an online photography magazine that creates dialogue and community. Ashley lives and works in Columbia, SC where she's an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina.

Ashley Kauschinger

Kurney Ramsey

Kurney Ramsey is a photographer living in Durham, NC, who grew up in a farming community outside of Jacksonville, NC.  He has a Certificate in Documentary Arts with a concentration in photography from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke Univerity.  His work has been included in exhibits around the country.

Kurney Ramsey

Grant Ellis

Photographer Grant Ellis hails from the Delta of Mississippi, and he has a BFA from the Memphis College of Art. Currently, he works as the Lead Photographer for the World Bank Group. Some of his work his collected at the Museum of The City of New York.

Grant Ellis

Sam Randolph

Sam Randolph is a graphic designer and illustrator based in New Orleans, LA. Her company Little Histories prints her illustrations of the many unique and historical buildings prevalent in New Orleans while providing background info on their architectural aspects and shifting uses.

Sam Randolph

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor is a land artist, graphic designer, and teacher based in the creative hub of Athens, Georgia. He is  fascinated with both nests and roots, literal and otherwise. Of his art he says, "I usually have to explain to adults what I'm doing…children always get it."

Chris Taylor

Christian Harkness

Christian Harkness is a photographer and printmaker working in the Gulf island community of Cedar Key, Florida. He photographs the men and women of the often overlooked commercial fishing and clamming industry there, and creates cyanotypes, zines, and books of his work. He has taught photography at the Florida State University and in Florence, Italy.

Christian Harkness

Byron Sonnier

A self taught artist born and raised in South Louisiana, Byron Sonnier began his art career as a photographer. After moving to Birmingham, Alabama, he also began working on, a series of hand-crafted signage and sculptures that draw upon his and others’cultural roots and practices. These fictional yet believable paintings, sculptures and installations have been featured in numerous group and solo shows around the region.

Byron Sonnier

Houston Cofield

Houston Cofield is a photographer and artist living and working in Memphis, Tennessee. He received his MFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his BA in Journalism from the University of Mississippi. He is a fourth-generation photographer, all of which have photographed the American South. 

Houston Cofield

Ty Obsxura

Ty Obsxura is a multimedia artist and photographer who hails from Columbiana, Alabama. After graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he moved on to Los Angeles where he  has produced music videos, visual campaigns and experimental short films all while writing and directing his unfinished feature film, "Save the South."

Ty Obsxura

Jennifer Shaw

Jennifer Shaw is a photographer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her work has been featured in B&W, American Photo, Shots, Light Leaks, The Sun, and Oxford American magazines, online publications including NPR, Fraction Magazine, One One Thousand, Lenscratch, and Brain Pickings, and are included in two recent monographs: Hurricane Story, and Nature/Nurture. For ten years she was the executive director of PhotoNOLA, an annual photography review and festival organized by the New Orleans Photo Alliance.

Jennifer Shaw

Noelle McCleaf

Noelle McCleaf is a photographer exploring themes of memory, relationship, and identity on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Her work has been published in Blink Magazine, Fraction Magazine, Aint-Bad Magazine, Accent Magazine and on Lenscratch, Plates to Pixels, and Feature Shoot. She currently lives and works as a photography professor and exhibiting artist in Venice, Florida.

Noelle McCleaf

Devin Lunsford

Devin Lunsford is a photographer in Birmingham, Alabama, and he's attracted to the mysterious atmospheres of isolated surroundings. His images, whether of home exteriors lit up from within or a stoic line of trees, communicate silence and solitude. Last year he was selected to exhibit at SlowExposures photography festival and represented Alabama in Lenscratch's States Project. 

Devin Lunsford