Brett Schenning is a documentarian working primarily with traditional and alternative photographic processes. His work focuses on environmental sustainability, rural politics, and community relationships. He is currently a Professor at Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. View his work at brettschenning.com and on Instagram @brettschenning.
Brett Schenning’s Small Towns, Big Dreams examines the effects 2008’s Great Recession had on rural American communities. Schenning is interested in what was left behind when many families who had settled in small towns “looking for a quieter way of life” were forced to move closer to urban centers and the employment possibilities they offered, and his photographs focus, in part, on that absence.