Tema Stauffer, Armchair, Eudora Welty House, Jackson, MS, 2020
August 6, 2021 – October 1, 2021
Tema Stauffer is an award-winning photographer based in Johnson City, TN. She specializes in capturing the social, economic, and cultural landscape of American spaces. Stauffer has traveled through Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi for the past three years, working on her recent project, Southern Fiction. It is an ongoing photographic journey highlighting buildings and landscapes related to historic southern writers, such as Flannery O’Connor, Alice Walker, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and Harper Lee.
“Southern Fiction explores the history of the American South using its literary tradition as a road map, focusing on environments which have shaped the imaginations of 20th-century Southern writers during their formative years or throughout the course of their lives and careers. The images portray domestic settings, vernacular architecture, and rural landscapes that visually resonate with the history, culture, and atmosphere of the Deep South.”-Stauffer Read More.