The Foreign and Familiar

By  |  September 26, 2016
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Artist: Jack Deese

Project: How to Orient Yourself in the Wilderness

Description: How to Orient Yourself in the Wilderness began as a way for Jack Deese to distance himself from a documentary practice that had grown stale. Here, the Georgia-born photographer reexamines stereotypes of Southern life, challenging his own assumptions of what might be called foreign or familiar.



Eyes on the South is curated 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.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jack Deese was born in Hartwell, Georgia, in 1986. He received his BFA from the University of Georgia and his MFA from Georgia State University. He is currently an adjunct professor of photography at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. See more of his work on his website and on Instagram @jackdeese.