IN THE SOUTHERN GARDEN
In the Southern Garden is an exploration of how individual identity continues to unfold in the American South, a place where the past is always present and constantly in a state of revision by the people who tell and re-tell their stories over time.
This project looks at how Southerners understand and wear their own history. The American South is verdant and fertile — dominated still by vast expanses of arable land that gave rise to slavery. The idea of a garden serves as a metaphor for the nature of memory, which is seeded and cultivated, and yet, grows wildly when left untended.
The project was photographed with a 4x5 view camera.