Florida Heartland

By  |  August 3, 2015
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Artist: Brian McSwain

Project: The Florida Heartland

Description: In The Florida Heartland, Brian McSwain captures the backroads of a six-county region in south-central Florida, focusing on scenes and objects that are broken or abandoned: a deserted juice stand; a fractured statue; a tilted, net-less basketball goal.


Brian McSwain is from New Orleans, Louisiana. Since 2014, most of his work has focused on the Florida Heartland. View his portfolio at www.brianmcswain.com

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.