103: Tammy Mercure

Tammy Mercure
Bristol TN, 2010 from the series "Cavaliers"

Cavaliers (2008-current)

“The South is what we started out with in this bizarre, slightly troubling, basically wonderful country—fun, danger, friendliness, energy, enthusiasm, and brave, crazy, tough people.”
—Bill Maxwell, “There’s no place like the South,”

Since 2008, I have been photographing events in the Southeast United States. They have ranged from NASCAR races with 160,000 attendees to a group of 20 people recreating the stations of the cross. These events seem to show this area's collective love of history and the land.