Antebellum South, St. Francisville, LA

There are aspects of the South that I identify with more than the region here in the Northeast. I grew up, after all in various Central Florida towns with Civil War dead buried in cemeteries on the outskirts of town. Go more north and more west of where I lived to find towns such as St. Francisville in Louisiana in which these plantations still dot the landscape. I feel that no one does a better job of capturing the mystique, lore and past of the South than Sally Mann, who was born and raised in Virginia. I am inspired by her work and this piece is in response to hers.

Photo taken at the property of Myrtles Plantation, which is imprinted with violence and mystery.

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