Photographer Susana Raab's series "A Sense of Place" invites us into the homes of Southern literary greats – Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner. Take a peek…it's springtime in Mississippi… (and some of these photos are available for only $35!)
"My photographs seek to capture the spirit that remains undiminished in the places that nurtured and sustained these artists." And she does all this with her holga camera!
Caption: "Flannery, a devout Catholic, raised peacocks on her Georgia farm. Peacocks are symbolic of the resurrection, a fact that surely did not escape the allegorically minded O'Connor."
Caption: "This is the phone that William Faulkner was summoned to while working in the fields, to learn the news that he had won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The writing above the phone is Faulkner's informal address book, preserved in his own handwriting."
Thanks to the tip from AT reader, Stephen, who writes, "She's won a ton of awards for her different projects and i would kill to own the panoramic of william faulkner's rowan oak on my wall." For you, Stephen.
Lucky for us many of these photographs are available as 8"x8" prints on 8.5" x 11" paper for only $35 on her Etsy Shop - SUSANAGRAPH . All images are created with a holga camera and are archivally printed using pigment prints on a luster paper, in editions limited to 150 prints. Other, larger editioned sizes are available, please contact the artist directly via email to discuss any inquiries.
Susana is a professional photographer with a website well worth browsing for her range of subjects, humor and compassionate gaze. Take a look – you can see more of these writer's homes too, accompanied by beautifully selected passages and quotes from their writing. Yum.
Know any artists whose work would make a home a lovelier place? Send ideas to The Gallery. Thanks!