Betty Press has been a freelance photographer and photojournalist in Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America for over three decades. She currently lives in Hattiesburg, MS, where she is working on a long-term project about life and culture there. Her work has appeared in Oxford American, Aint-Bad, and South x Southeast, and she recently edited selections from Mississippi for Lenscratch's ongoing States Project.
William Glaser is a photographer studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work celebrates regional-specific lifestyles, objects, and landscapes in a documentary style that leads to intimate and open-ended imagery. His images have been shown in galleries in New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Tennessee.
Michael Adno is a photographer and writer who hails from St. Petersburg, FL. His ongoing, wide-ranging project Cracker Politics, the Limits of Colonial Knowledge is accumulated from historical records and images and his own photography to examine how colonial attitudes and frameworks are still manifest in Florida's realities and myths.
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.
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.
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.
William Keihn is a multimedia artist and designer, currently based in Nashville, TN. He has worked with public and private institutions, both independent and commercial and has exhibited his work both domestically and internationally.
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.
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.
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.