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Garden & Gun’s Best Photos of 2018

Before we jump into the New Year, we wanted to take a brief look back at some of our favorite photos from G&G 2018.

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Taking inspiration from her culinary heritage, Erika Council shares her recipe for sweet potato bis-cakes.

 

“Sweet Potato Bis-Cakes,” February/March 2018

photo: Johnny Autry

Rifle Paper Co. founder Anna Bond at her home in Winter Park, Florida.

 

“Inside Anna Bond’s Florida Retreat,” February/March 2018

photo: Patricia Lyons

South Carolina-raised actress Danielle Brooks photographed in Brooklyn.

 

“The Mighty Voice of Danielle Brooks,” February/March 2018

photo: Nigel Parry

“I also hold on to my Southern accent,” says actress Danielle Brooks. “When someone gets to really know me, they know I’m a Southerner.”

 

“The Mighty Voice of Danielle Brooks,” February/March 2018

photo: Nigel Parry

Photographer Sally Mann captured this historic African American church, built in the late nineteenth century on a country lane outside of Newport, Virginia, using a large-format camera, and printed it on expired gelatin silver paper.

“Oak Hill Baptist 01:01,” February/March 2018

photo: Sally Mann

Pure Bloody Mary perfection thanks to Charleston, South Carolina, restauranteur Brooks Reitz, who shares a family secret.

 

“How to Pour the Perfect Bloody Mary,” February/March 2018

photo: Johnny Autry

The view of founding father James Madison’s Montpelier home, as seen from the reconstructed stables in the South Yard.

 

“The Descendants,” February/March 2018

photo: Bill Phelps

Rebecca Gilmore Coleman in the restored cabin of her great-grandfather George Gilmore, a freedman formerly enslaved by James Madison.

 

“The Descendants,” February/March 2018

photo: Bill Phelps

A collection of Southern-forged oyster knives.

 

“Five Southern Oyster Shuckers,” February/March 2018

photo: David Prince

Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Ben Jaffe and Charlie Gabriel photographed in New Orleans.

 

“How to Do New Orleans Like a Local,” February/March 2018

photo: Cedric Angeles

Creole cooks at the annual Fête des Cuisinières in the French territory of Guadeloupe.

 

“Boudin Without Borders,” April/May 2018

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Musician and Fort Worth, Texas, native Leon Bridges, whose second album was released in 2018, photographed in Los Angeles.

 

“Leon Bridges Has a New Groove,” April/May 2018

photo: Peter Yang

Chef Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol shopping at Mercado del Pueblo, his go-to Mexican market in Atlanta.

 

“Viva Eddie,” April/May 2018

photo: Bobby Fisher

A magnolia bloom graces the cover of our Southern Gardens issue.

 

“Southern Gardens,” April/May 2018

photo: Linda Foard Roberts

A garden fountain in New Orleans.

 

“Southern Gardens,” April/May 2018

photo: Rush Jagoe

Enjoying a day on Alabama’s Lake Martin.

 

“Southern Lake Escapes,” June/July 2018

photo: Amy Dickerson

Cookie, a two-year-old English pointer, is being trained by legendary bird-dog trainer Scott Miller.

 

“Secrets of a Bird Dog Wizard,” June/July 2018

photo: Andrew Hyslop

The English ivy-wrapped entrance to Erika Powell’s home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

 

“A Florida Home on the Bayou,” June/July 2018

photo: Emily Followill

Fly Fishing on Arkansas’s Little Red River.

 

“Southern Lake Escapes,” June/July 2018

photo: Ford Yates

Photographer Kenny Braun captures the Texas Hill Country.

 

“Blanco River, Texas,” July/July 2018

photo: Kenny Braun

Singer-songwriter Amanda Shires photographed in Franklin, Tennessee, on the cover of our Southern Women issue.

 

“Amanda Shires Makes a Toast to the Future,” August/September

photo: Robby Klein

A chilled soup loaded with late-summer produce from a Little Rock institution.

 

“Watermelon Gazpacho,” August/September 2018

photo: Johnny Autry

Chef and Nashville native Carla Hall, photographed in New Orleans, was featured in our Southern Women issue.

 

“The Contagious Optimism of Carla Hall,” August/September 2018

photo: Daymon Gardner

Businesswoman and philanthropist Darla Moore was photographed at her home in Lake City, South Carolina, for our Southern Women issue.

 

“From Lake City to Wall Street and Back,” August/September 2018

photo: Sully Sullivan

Daliyah Arana, age six, was the youngest featured in our Southern Women issue.  The Gainesville, Georgia, native has read more than 2,700 books and is just getting started.

 

“Meet Daliyah Arana, the South’s Most Voracious Reader,” August/September 2018

photo: Kate T. Parker

Gates Shaw (left) and Radcliff Menge prepare to follow a Llewellin setter into the field on a December day in Bibb County, Alabama.

 

“Following the Call of the Quail,” August/September 2018

photo: William Hereford

Dash, a Llewellin setter, gets some affection after delivering perfect points and a bounty of birds.

 

“Following the Call of the Quail,” August/September 2018

photo: William Hereford

The colorful home bar of Buff and Leila Ross’s South Carolina Beach Cottage.

 

“Inside an Artful Coastal Cottage,” August/September 2018

photo: Brie Williams

The colorful art collection is on display, transforming this quirky family beach house into a living art gallery.

 

“Inside an Artful Coastal Cottage,” August/September 2018

photo: Brie Williams

“Calling the Dogs” was one of the 220 photos featured in Southbound, a comprehensive Southern photo exhibition, which opened in Charleston in October.

 

“The Largest Exhibition of Twenty-First Century Southern Photography,” October/November 2018

photo: Matt Eich

“Wedding Silver,” also featured in the Southbound exhibition.

“The Largest Exhibition of Twenty-First Century Southern Photography,” October/November 2018

photo: McNair Evans

Birmingham’s Dolester Miles was named America’s best pastry chef this year and shared her delicious recipe for sweet potato pie, which was on the cover of our Southern Food Issue.

 

“Sweet Potato Pie, Perfected,” October/November 2018

photo: Johnny Autry

A basic saltine cracker is transformed into a classic holiday treat with Virginia Willis’s recipe.

 

“Spiced Dark Chocolate Cherry Saltine Toffee,” October/November 2018

photo: Johnny Autry

André Leon Talley first got his eye for fashion from his grandmother in Durham, North Carolina.

 

“André Leon Talley’s Deep Southern Roots,” October/November 2018

photo: Squire Fox

Rum and coconut come together in a Puerto Rican holiday mainstay cocktail.

 

“Island Eggnog: How to Make Coquito,” October/November 2018

photo: Johnny Autry

Texas musicians and longtime friends Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett photographed in Austin, Texas.

 

“Two For the Road,” October/November 2018 

photo: Brent Humphreys

A sunflower field for doves at a family hunt camp outside Atlanta.

 

“Step Inside a Family Hunt Camp,” October/November 2018

photo: Ali Harper

Buddy the Lab guards the front door of this Georgia home.

 

“Step Inside a Family Hunt Camp,” October/November 2018

photo: Ali Harper

Hunters in the blind at Pine Island Hunt Club, Currituck, North Carolina.

 

“Carrituck Defenders,” October/November 2018

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

During a hunt, Chandler Sawyer’s dog, Chief , watches intently.

 

“Carrituck Defenders,” October/November 2018

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Virginia chef Wade Truong shares his recipe for make-your-own duck pastrami.

 

“DIY Duck Pastrami,” December/January 2018

photo: Johnny Autry

Charleston horticulturalist Sidney Frazier pruning Camellia blooms at Middleton Plantation.

 

“Meet the King of Camellias,” December/January 2018

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Farmed oysters ready for harvest in Harris Neck, Georgia.

 

“Hope on the Half Shell,” December/January 2018

photo: Bill Phelps

Hoisting oysters for cleaning.

 

“Hope on the Half Shell,” December/January 2018

photo: Bill Phelps

One bowl, three centuries of New Orleans tradition with this recipe for satsuma punch.

 

“Satsuma Punch,” December/January 2018

photo: Johnny Autry

From simple colonial-era rum-and-citrus concoctions to effervescent blends of champagne and brandy, nothing gets a party started—or keeps it going—quite like a big bowl of punch.

 

“Knock Out Punch Recipes,” December/January 2018

photo: Johnny Autry

Photographer Bob Bayne captures a crowded Arkansas sky.

 

“Birds of a Feather,” December/January 2018

photo: Bob Bayne

The flank of a spotted peacock bass caught in Brazil’s Amazon Basin.

 

“An Amazon Sporting Trip of a Lifetime,” December/January 2018

photo: Eric Kiel

On the cover of our Best of the Sporting South issue, Raz, a Labrador retriever, sits at the ready in a pirogue at Louisiana’s Pecan Island.

 

“Best of the Sporting South,” December/January 2019

photo: Andy Anderson

Topping off the year with a little more bubbly.

 

“Knock Out Punch Recipes,” December/January 2018

photo: Johnny Autry

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