Point and Periphery:
Photographs From Small Missouri Towns
My photographic work is centered around documenting small-town communities in Missouri. These communities, like many across the country, 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 polarization between the cultural values of rural and urban communities. 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.