Democratic Spaces

By  |  July 18, 2016
Newbern, Alabama. All images © Kate Medley Newbern, Alabama. All images © Kate Medley
Artist: Kate Medley 

Project: Somewhere Else

Description: In Somewhere Else, documentary photographer Kate Medley explores the cultural differences we encounter in Southern commons—democratic spaces such as rural convenience stores, gas stations, and produce stands.


This week’s edition of Eyes on the South was guest curated by Alexa Dilworth, publishing and awards director for the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Eyes on the South is founded by Jeff Rich. The weekly series features selections of current work from Southern artists, or artists whose photography concerns the South. To submit your work to the series, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kate Medley is a photojournalist and documentarian based in Durham, North Carolina. Employed by Whole Foods Market, Medley travels the East Coast capturing the stories of the farms and producers who grow our food. Medley also explores Southern culture through stories about food for the Southern Foodways Alliance. View more of her work on her website.