Deep Roots (3) – Copyright Brian Brown, 2011
Christopher Martin, the excellent editor of Flycatcher: A Journal of Native Imagination, recently published my photo essay “Big Hammock of the Altamaha” in the premier issue of that journal. Please check it out, and if you have an interested in the natural environment of the south, you’ll be back for more. Let him know what a great job he’s doing!
As a result of the success of Vanishing South Georgia, I have initiated a long-term project of books related to specific counties and localities within its boundaries. My first efforts to that end focus on Irwin County, a predominately agricultural area located near the geographic center of South Georgia. Irwin was one of the largest counties in the state in the first years of the 19th century; it later played host to the capture of Jefferson Davis and the bureaucrats of the Great Depression. Today, it stands at a great crossroads, sure of its history and confident of its future, and I hope that the images in this collection will inspire pride in its residents and admirers.
Signed copies may be obtained by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.