Escaping the Sprawl

By  |  July 27, 2015
All photos by Matt Bower All photos by Matt Bower

Artist: Matt Bower

Project: On the Way Home

Description: Matt Bower’s series On the Way Home documents rural life in the South, with a focus on communities that have escaped development and sprawl.


Matt Bower is a photographer living in Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys photographing with film, and his camera of choice is an Olympus XA2.

Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Iowa City. His work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. Jeff currently teaches photography at the University of Iowa. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.