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© Bradley Marshall

The Intimate and the Unfamiliar

Artist: Bradley Marshall

Project: Hearing Through Walls

Description: Bradley Marshall’s Hearing Through Walls is a photographic “exploration into American masculinity, lost youth, and domesticity.” The project often pairs the familiar with the unknown, involving childhood friends alongside relative strangers, and images of places to which Marshall has a deep personal attachment presented alongside photographs of new territory. This combination of the intimate and the unfamiliar throws into sharp relief the pain of retracing one’s own autobiography and coming to understand the ways it collides and interacts with larger cultural narratives. Marshall’s unadorned, almost cinematic, images work both “with and against the tropes and stereotypes of the male coming of age narrative,” at turns portraying and subverting a version of male adolescence that is somehow both reality and myth.

Eyes on the South is curated by Jeff Rich. The weekly series features selections of current work from Southern artists, or artists whose photography concerns the South. To submit your work to the series, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bradley Marshall

Bradley Marshall is an artist working in photography and video. Originally from Nashville, he is a 2018 MFA candidate at East Tennessee State University. He currently lives and works in Johnson City, Tennessee. See more of his work at or @bradleymarshall.