Announcing the Country Roots Music Issue

For the 24th annual music issue, we return to the roots of country music and celebrate the essence of “countrified” sound.

Peaches, Doug’s Knife, ML’s Bowl | All images by Frank Hamrick

Antique Process

Artist: Frank Hamrick

Project: Sometimes Rivers Flow Backwards

Description: The tintypes in Frank Hamrick’s series Sometimes Rivers Flow Backwards are inspired by the photographer’s home life. Using a nineteenth-century process, Hamrick is interested in the deliberate methods of antique technology, as compared with the split-second nature of digital photography.


Frank Hamrick is a Georgia native who grew up beside a ranch and between two dairies in rural Jones County, just north of Macon. He is an associate professor at Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design.





Jeff Rich

Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Jeff currently teaches photography at Coastal Carolina University. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.