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  • Huma Nature Scapes
  • Keri McLeod (bio)

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Figure 1.

Corn, near Grays, South Carolina. All photographs by Keri McLeod.

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Figure 2.

Bus, near Limestone, South Carolina.

The Wilderness Act of 1964 allowed Americans to enter certain lands, but it also urged them to make their visits brief and leave no mark. My photographs represent the relationship between nature and those traces of cultural objects or artifacts we leave in our landscapes. While these images may offer a social commentary, the visual poetics of the space primarily interest me—especially the balance and tension between nature and culture.

I shot primarily under low light, which allowed mystery to sink into each image and space. I would conjure up stories about the objects, who had used them and the journey they took to end up where I found them. [End Page 43]


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Figure 3.

Radio, near Possum Corner, South Carolina.

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Figure 4.

Couch, near Possum Corner, South Carolina.

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Figure 5.

Culvert pipe, near Tillman, South Carolina.

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Figure 6.

Dresser, near Brisbon, Georgia.

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Figure 7.

Coke machine, near Jonestown, Georgia.

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Figure 8.

Window blinds, near Zebulon, Goergia.

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Figure 9.

Screen door, near McPhersonville, South Carolina.

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Figure 10.

Books, near Barton, South Carolina.

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Figure 11.

Trunk, near Mosquito Crossing, Georgia.

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Figure 12.

Car, near Akin, Georgia.

Keri McLeod

Keri McLeod traveled throughout South Carolina and Georgia to photograph this work for her graduate thesis at the Savannah College of Art and Design. In her freelance work she continues to explore the ongoing theme of nature vs. culture in different contexts and media. For the last two years she has taught high school art, including photography, at the American International School, Chennai, India. See more of her work at: www.kerimcleod.com.

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ISSN
1534-1488
Print ISSN
1068-8218
Pages
pp. 42-53
Launched on MUSE
2008-02-13
Open Access
No
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