Richard Schramm lives in Carrboro, North Carolina. He has been making pictures for forty years, but now, upon retirement, devotes himself full-time to photography, including taking courses at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies. He looks for the ironies in Southern life, especially those created by the interplay of past and present.
Richard Schramm captures the town of Enfield, North Carolina—a place that is currently “looking back so that it can look ahead.” Enfield has a rich agricultural history, but like many towns of its kind, mid-twentieth century mechanization upended the local economy. Today, Enfield is home to many abandoned storefronts and warehouses.