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Christy Lorio

Christy Lorio is a writer and photographer living in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has written about Southern food, style, and fashion for outlets like Oxford American, Edible New Orleans, the Toast, and on her own site, Slow Southern Style. Last week she took over our Instagram account to give us a glimpse of the Freret neighborhood of New Orleans, where she lives. 

Christy Lorio

William Douglas

Q&A with photographer William Douglas, who curated our Instagram feed last week from coastal Virginia. Douglas has had work published by Empty Stretch magazine and Oranbeg Press, and has participated in group exhibitions in the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Candela Gallery in Richmond, VA, and the Visual Art Exchange of Raleigh, NC. 

William Douglas

Shaun H. Kelly

Q&A with photographer and writer Shaun H. Kelly, who curated our Instagram account last week. Kelly has written extensively about Southern stereotypes and various aspects of photography for his own publication, Strant Magazine, based now in Oxford, Mississippi. His work has appeared in many places, including South x Southeast magazine.

Shaun H. Kelly

Mardi Gras with Ryan Hodsgon-Rigsbee

Q&A with photographer Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, who curated our Instagram account all through the recent Mardi Gras season. Hodgson-Rigsbee had access to many behind-the-scenes moments with Mardi Gras Indians, the riders of the parading Krewes assembling their special throws, and other special events in the massive, weeks-long celebration of costumes and excitement.

Mardi Gras with Ryan Hodsgon-Rigsbee

Amanda Greene

Q&A with last week's curator of our Instagram account, photographer Amanda Greene from Athens, Georgia. Greene has been featured in Oxford American's Eyes on the South, the Bitter Southerner, and the New York Times. She has exhibited throughout the South.

Amanda Greene