Morgan Ashcom received his BFA from George Mason University and MFA from the University of Hartford. His work has won numerous awards, including Center’s Choice Awards, the Lenscratch Editor’s Choice Award 2014, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Photography Now Purchase Prize. Ashcom has been an artist in residence at Light Work and has taught photography at Western Connecticut State University, Ithaca College, University of Hartford and Cornell University. He is based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Previous books include Leviathan (2015).
The photographs in Morgan Ashcom’s What the Living Carry are situated in the fictional Southern town of Hoys Fork, a community inspired by the rural Virginia landscape of Ashcom’s childhood and by William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County.