Ghosts of Segregation
All human landscape has cultural meaning. Because we rarely consider our constructions as evidence of our priorities, beliefs and desires, the testimony our landscape tells is perhaps more honest than anything we might intentionally present. Our built environment is society's autobiography writ large.
"Ghosts of Segregation" photographically explores the vestiges of America's racism as seen in the vernacular landscape: Schools for "colored" children, theatre entrances and restrooms for "colored people," lynching sites, juke joints, jails, hotels and bus stations. What is past is prologue.
While the 10 images presented are focused on the Deep South, prejudice has no geographic boundaries; I have all of America to explore. The ghosts of segregation haunt us.