Chuck Hemard’s photographs are in public collections throughout the Southeast United States. His first monograph, The Pines: Southern Forests, is forthcoming from Daylight Books. Hemard teaches photography at Auburn University. For more information about his work, visit his website.
In The Pines Chuck Hemard photographs remnants of the longleaf pinelands to reflect on the significance of loss and beauty in our past, present, and future. Hemard offers a glimpse of what was once “an extraordinary biodiverse ecosystem, rivaling that of tropical rain forests” while also exploring the tension between human settlement, environmental progress, and the beauty of nature.