The Southern Exposure Grant
Documenting the people, culture and landscape of the American Southeast
These are all of the past grant recipients, newest first.
The Dam Bird project interprets a fragile symbiosis between wild birds and a human/industrial environment in my home state of Mississippi. The Dam Birds are a community of waterbirds that have established themselves beneath an active flood control dam on the outskirts of the state’s largest metro area. The project will illustrate their beauty in the midst of grim surroundings, utilizing an atypical blend of nature and fine art photographic approaches.
Florida Stewards celebrates wildlife biologists and others who work in Florida’s wild places, protecting its rarest species. In 2014 I began accompanying these Stewards into the field, observing and making portraits. My goal is to educate the public about Florida’s wildlife and the professionals working to preserve it. The Southern Exposure grant would help with the costs of an exhibition and monograph.