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Brutal South

Artist: Jaime Erin Johnson

Project: Untamed

Description: The series Untamed by Jaime Erin Johnson is set in the swamps and woods of Mississippi and Louisiana—places where one regularly encounters life and death, growth and decay. In these photos, Johnson imagines the relationship between a fictional, feral woman and the natural, sometimes brutal, environment. By tea-staining cyanotype prints, Johnson dulls the original images, creating a warmth that enhances textures and patterns rather than landscapes and figures.

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, email Jeff at