Point and Periphery:
Photographs From Small Missouri Towns
My photographic work is centered around documenting small-town communities in Missouri. These communities currently face many challenges including an increasing poverty rate and a decline in population as people leave rural agricultural areas for urban fringe areas. Issues such as abortion, healthcare, gun control, immigration, and racial inequality have created a polarization between the cultural values of rural and urban voters. Through my photographic work, I endeavor to reveal a contemporary sense of place and culture as well as the impact which politics, economics, education, race, and religion have on the people that live in these small communities.