Warren Thompson: Roadsides

By  |  April 15, 2014

With his series Postcards, Florida-based artist Warren Thompson looks at roadside curiosities throughout the South. His work uses a combination of text and color that forms a distinctly Southern narrative of religion and leisure.

A native Floridian, Warren Thompson first studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology and later received his MFA from Florida State University. He enjoyed teaching and sharing photography with others. Warren retired from teaching at Pensacola State College a couple of years ago but remains active with shooting projects, bookmaking and exhibitions. His prints are included in the collections of various museums, galleries and individuals. A catalogue of his work can be seen at:  warrenthompsonphoto.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.