Artist: Thomas Pearson
Project: Flesh Like Grass
Description: Influenced by stories of Hurricane Camille, which devastated the Mississippi coast in 1969, Thomas Pearson explores the ways that communities collectively navigate natural disasters. In Flesh Like Grass Pearson focuses on the tornado-ravaged town of Columbia, Mississippi, as well as the post-Katrina landscape of the Gulf Coast. The resulting photographs document the hope and resilience that arise from these tragedies.
Thomas Pearson seeks to explore culture, identity, landscape, and place through photography. He grew up in South Florida and studied photojournalism at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, where he currently lives. His work can be seen in Aint-Bad Magazine’s upcoming issue, From Here On.