Gabrielle Steib is a photographer, and writer based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Much of her work commemorates her maternal heritage, a strong connection to the women who immigrated from Nicaragua to New Orleans. Her work explores womanhood through the lens of grief, trauma, autonomy, hyper-sexualization, and independence.
Marcus Menefee is an interdisciplinary artist and photographer born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to a family of painters and sculptors. He received his BFA from Memphis College of Art and he has exhibited work across Arkansas and Memphis in group shows at the Circuitous Succession, Taylor’s Contemporanea, No Exit Gallery, Rust Hall Gallery, Brode gallery, and Gallery 409.
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.
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.
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.