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Tammy Mercure

Artist Statement Submitted 2019

I have been living in and photographing the American South for over a decade. The main areas have been Tennessee and New Orleans, and the area in between. I primarily use portraits to explore how people relate to a place and the landscape.

For the bulk of years, I have focused on the rites and rituals of free time. In Tennessee, I photographed re-enactments, parades, and the Redneck Olympics. In the small towns around New Orleans, I have been photographing the festivals that celebrate industry, like the Rayne Frog Festival and the Shrimp & Petroleum Festival.

Exhibition prints are 12"x18" and 20"x30" C-Prints

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