Emerging Southern Photographer:
Maury Gortemiller—Houston, Texas
Maury Gortemiller’s work Do the Priest in Different Voices shows us familiar scenes from an unfamiliar viewpoint. The images in this series blend the icons of Christian epiphany and mysticism with mundane objects from our everyday experience, changing the backdrops of one thousand year old stories to this century in a distinctly American setting.
Maury Gortemiller photographs and teaches in Houston, Texas. He is also a competitive apneist and plans to make an attempt on the breath-holding world record by the end of fiscal year 2013. Gortemiller holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, an MA in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi, and a BA in English from Baylor University. Visit his website for more information.