Wendy Brenner’s classic 2005 profile of snake enthusiast Dean Ripa, who died Saturday. By now I’ve grown accustomed (and rather devoted) to Dean’s rhetorical style—outrageous overstatement, subsequent qualification—but I think I recognize something else, something authentic here: a certain strain of introverted misanthropy… | May, 2017
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.