Second Life

By  |  June 15, 2015
Albany, Kentucky | all photos by Greg Ruffing Albany, Kentucky | all photos by Greg Ruffing

Artist: Greg Ruffing

Project: Yard Sales

Description: At yard sales around the country, discarded and unwanted items are given a second life—and sometimes a new purpose. Greg Ruffing documents this informal trading system in his photo series, Yard Sales.

Greg Ruffing is a native of northeastern Ohio and now resides in Chicago. His artistic practice focuses on themes relating to material culture and consumerism. Find more of his work at

Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Jeff currently teaches photography at Coastal Carolina University. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.