A Southern Focus

Artist Spotlight: Motoi Yamamoto

By Elizabeth HutchisonA Southern FocusMay 25, 2012

If you’re headed to Charleston this summer, make plans to fit in a visit to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art between beach trips. The gallery’s newest exhibition, Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto  just opened (May 24 – July 7) and is well-worth a visit.

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Great Southern Men

By Elizabeth HutchisonA Southern FocusMay 14, 2012

Last year, in honor of Mother’s Day, we asked readers to submit vintage photos of the Southern women who inspired them. The result was an incredible collection of snapshots, portraits, and candids every bit as soulful and spirited as the women pictured (See the gallery here). This year, though, it’s time to give the gentlemen their due with a photo gallery of our Southern fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers.

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Behind the Shoot with Photographer Joe Pugliese

By The EditorsA Southern FocusMay 7, 2012

For our April/May story on Ted Juracsik (The Man Who Changed Fly Fishing Forever), we sent Los Angeles-based photographer Joe Pugliese to south Florida to photograph Juracsik, his reels, and his favorite fishing spots. Here is his story:

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Faulkner Remembered

By Jessica MischnerA Southern FocusApril 17, 2012

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary this year of William Faulkner's death, the Modern Library is reissuing six of Faulkner’s most acclaimed works. Staggered release dates through August give readers time to rediscover each volume—a fitting tribute to a writer for whom the last page was never the last word.

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Bonus Photos from our April/May Issue

By The EditorsA Southern FocusApril 13, 2012

Often when we send an issue of Garden & Gun off to print there are several photos we wish we could have included. As usual, that was the case with our most recent April/May issue. So we've picked ten of our favorites that couldn't make it to print to share with you online.

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A New Delta Rising

By Margaret HoustonA Southern FocusApril 8, 2012

During a year spent living amongst the locals of the Mississippi Delta, award-winning photographer Magdelena Solé was able to extract the allure and dismay of true Southern life. She has compiled her work into a new book, New Delta Rising.

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A Look at South By Southwest

By Maggie KennedyA Southern FocusMarch 15, 2012

Garden & Gun contributing photographer Sully Sullivan experienced South by Southwest in a rather unusual way last year. With a trailer full of sets, photo equipment, props, backdrops, and fake snow, Sully and his crew drove a straight 24 hours to Austin, Texas, to experience what he recalls as the “greatest, most hard working project in my life.” He wanted to tell a musician’s story through photographs.

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A Look at Shelby Lee Adams' Photography

By The EditorsA Southern FocusMarch 7, 2012

In our current issue (February/March) we wrote about Shelby Lee Adams' stirring Appalachian portraits in his new book salt & truth. This month begins an exhibit of the photographs at the Paul Paletti Gallery in Louisville, KY (March 2 through May 31, 2012).

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Remembering William Gay

By The EditorsA Southern FocusFebruary 27, 2012

We were saddened to learn over the weekend of the passing of writer William Gay, who died at the age of 68 late last week.

 Photographer and G&G contributor Amy Dickerson spent the day with Gay and photographed him at his home in Tennessee in 2008. She shares her story of meeting the writer and some photos from that day:

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Scott Avett...painter

By Dave MezzA Southern FocusFebruary 23, 2012

If you’re a G&G reader or just a fan of Southern music, you likely know the name Scott Avett, the banjo-wielding co-frontman (with brother Seth) of the Avett Brothers. But what you might not know is that his artistic leanings extend well beyond music. In his off time (what little there is of it anyway, considering the band plays about 200 gigs a year), Scott Avett is also an accomplished painter. He holds a BFA from East Carolina University, and his work has been shown at galleries both in his home state of North Carolina and all the way to New York City

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