Traveling South

I was born, raised—and always will be—a southerner. The region’s landscape, with its poignant reminders of the south of my childhood, offers a wealth of visual stimulation and a myriad of stories reflecting the complexities of what it means to be southern. Whether in the remains of abandoned buildings, billboards advertising long-forgotten products, or the shared stories of strong people along the way, I find the gothic mix of innocence, violence, and moral ambivalence so much the core of the southern experience.