Isolation, Identity

By  |  November 23, 2015
“Minutes ’til Dusk” | All photographs by Elle Olivia Andersen “Minutes ’til Dusk” | All photographs by Elle Olivia Andersen

Artist: Elle Olivia Andersen

Project: The Mountain Stands Still

Description: The Mountain Stands Still  by Elle Olivia Andersen observes the life of a man named Robert, who is deeply attached to his isolated mountain home. The photographs explore his identity within the Southern landscape and encourage viewers to investigate their own place in the world.


Elle Olivia Andersen is a photographic artist based in Columbia, South Carolina. She is originally from Miami, Florida.

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.