Local Artists Featured in “Eyes on the South,” the Oxford American’s Photography Series

Satartia, Mississippi. Photo by Kate Medley.

Satartia, Mississippi. Photograph by Kate Medley.

For two weeks this month, Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) publishing and awards director Alexa Dilworth was guest curator for “Eyes on the South,” the Oxford American‘s weekly online photography series featuring current work from Southern artists or artists whose work concerns the South. She chose work by Lisa McCarty from Lumen, McCarty’s “ongoing experiment” involving handmade large-format cameras, and work by Kate Medley from Somewhere Else, which explores cultural differences in Southern common spaces such as produce stands and rural convenience stores.

"Flower Arrangement." Photo by Lisa McCarty.

“Flower Arrangement.” Photograph by Lisa McCarty.

McCarty received her MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University and is curator of the school’s Archive of Documentary Arts. Medley travels the East Coast for Whole Foods, capturing stories of farms and producers who grow our food.

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