Ann Sydney Taylor
Ann Sydney Taylor is a photographer and visual storyteller who spent time growing up between Houston, Texas, and Lexington, Kentucky. She's now based in Birmingham, Alabama, where she ventures out often to capture rock and roll shows, rodeos, speedways, and other gatherings of people, looking for "stories of the fiercely devoted, stories of the strange and the beautiful, stories of anything and everything."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Ashley Gates is a Mississippi-born photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been exhibited at Light + Glass Gallery, Ron Blaylock Fine Art Photography Studio and Gallery, the Eudora Welty House and Garden, Black Box Gallery, the New Orleans Art Center, Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. She also co-curated the exhibition Best Before: Instant Photography by Southern Artists at Ron Blaylock Fine Art Photography Studio and Gallery in Jackson, Mississippi.
Hannah Cooper McCauley
Hannah Cooper McCauley is a narrative photographer currently living in Ruston, Louisiana. Her work is influenced by magical realism as well as her Southern Baptist upbringing. Her most recent series, A Singular Sense of Urgency, is a personal reaction to the potential loss of her vision that is a constant possibilty in her life. Her work has appeared at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and she was named a finalist in Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50 competition.
Rachael Banks is a photographer who hails from Louisville, Kentucky but she has spent the last several years working in Dallas, Texas. Her centers on family relationships and interpersonal reactions, and the ways we derive our identity from the people and places around us. The portraits she makes are simultaneously endearing and mysterious. Her work has appeared in Fraction Magazine, Featureshoot, and Lensculture and has exhibited in several galleries.
Benjamin Carver is a freelance filmmaker/photographer based in Washington DC. His work has been featured in numerous print and online publications. His clients include The World Bank, Yale University, Tulane University, The University of Afghanistan, The Studio Theatre, Macy’s, and many more.
Elise Tyler is a photographer as well as a short film director and producer. She is based outside of Nashville, works between there and Los Angeles, and travels frequently for projects throughout the South. She has directed music videos for artists like Damien Jurado, and is currently working on a project for Refinery29 that profiles young women in different American subcultures.
Wes Frazer is an energetic photographer based in Birmingham, Alabama, but he's always on the move. His work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Garden & Gun, Texas Monthly, and his captures of musicians and bands have appeared in NME, MOJO, and No Depression. Frazer was included in the 2015 PDN Photo Annual.
Rachel Eubanks is a visual journalism and publication management student at The University of Georgia. Her long-term portrait and interview project Boss Bitches of Athens focuses on feminist and LGBT communities in Athens, giving insight into what it's like to be an independent woman in the South.
Lucius Fontenot is a photographer in Lafayette, Louisiana. In the Cajun areas of Louisiana, Mardi Gras is a special celebration just like in New Orleans, but it has a completely different set of characteristics, way of costuming, and, of course, the Courir de Mardi Gras, a long walk through the woods chasing after ingredients (including a live chicken) in order to make a communal gumbo.
Lucius took over our Instagram account in the lead up to Mardi Gras and shared insight into the revelry as well as the natural beauty of Acadiana.
Eric Adams is a film photographer working in his hometown of Silsbee, Texas. His ongoing series, The Acre, about the plot of land where generations of his family have been raised and still live was exhibited at the Texas Artists Museum. His first series The Pines debuted at PhotoNOLA in 2014.
David McCarty is an artist & lawyer in Jackson, Mississippi. Born in Alabama, his Polaroid work has been featured at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in the exhibition Self-Processing—Instant Photography; in the PhotoNOLA event The Perpetual Instant, juried by Time Zero documentarian Grant Hamilton; and at Light + Glass Gallery in Jackson, Mississippi. His Polaroid diptych “Biloxi Hotel” is in the permanent collection of the Ogden Museum.
David uses only Polaroid cameras, shooting primarily with a Model 250 Land Camera and a Polaroid SX-70.