In this special essay, Dr. Regina N. Bradley discusses the sensory relationship rural blacks have had with their natural surroundings and how it can inform their own assessment of gender and subordination.
Amanda Driggers is a film photographer based in Savannah, Georgia. She received her BFA in Photography from SCAD in 2012. Her work focuses on the people and places close to her as a way of preserving the impermanent and intangible.
Rob Cooper is a glass artist from Jackson, MS. He combines many techniques in his personal work and his professional work for Pearl River Studios. He is a member of the Mississippi Craftsman’s Guild and exhibits at Fischer Galleries in Jackson and The Attic Gallery in Vicksburg.
Giovonni Dodd is a photographer living and working in Greenville, South Carolina. His work focuses on the lesser-known streets, alleys, and communities of the area around him as in his District 25 series that focuses on the people of South Greenville.
Clare Welsh is a writer, illustrator, and photographer living in New Orleans, LA. Her work has appeared in McSweeney's, Salt, Nailed, and Offbeat Magazine.
Trey Piepmeier is a film photographer, writer, and web developer.
Michelle Seivers is a self-taught photographer living in Louisville, Kentucky, and she is just as comfortable shooting rural landscapes as energetic skylines. She is the is one of the moderators of @igerslouisville, an account like many others in cities worldwide that unite Instagram users of a particular place.
Jina Morgese is a portrait and commercial photographer working in Sarasota, Florida. She also uses Florida's famous colorful urban and natural landscapes in her visual storytelling. She studied photography at a Ringling College of Art and Design.
Jaime Johnson is a fine art and alternative process photographer who has worked extensively in Mississippi and taught at Ole Miss. Her work has been exhibited at the Odgen Museum of Southern Art, SOHO Photo Gallery in New York and been used as cover art for several books. Decay, untamed nature, and individuality are all themes in her work.
Maury Gortemiller is a photographer living in Decatur, GA. His work has published in Oxford American, Ain't Bad Magazine, and the Iowa Review. He has exhibited work at places like WonderRoot Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
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.
Rory Doyle is a photojournalist and freelance photographer based in Cleveland, Mississippi. His worked has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Sugar & Rice Magazine, and the Bitter Southerner, among many others.
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.
Tatum Shaw is a photographer and advertising creator living in Portland, OR, but he hails from Cartersville, GA. His photography has been exhibited at the Oglethorpe Gallery in Savannah, GA, and his photo book Exit 8 features images from the Golden Isles of Georgia.
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.
André Courville is a photographer raised in Lafayette, LA, currently shooting in New Orleans. His work speaks to the contrast and dependence between humans and nature as well as light and darkness.
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.
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.
Dylan Barrow is a photographer based in Florence, Alabama.