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"Humans continue to change and evolve and that evolution can often bring the beauty out of the mundane. You noticed this when you visited other places and met more Southern people both known and unknown. Nature was exquisite and strikingly immaculate. You experienced a real springtime for the first time in a decade. The people were kind, warm, and accepting. Their hospitality exceeded the stereotypes typically exacerbated by those, not from the South. Even the food, that was not foreign to California, was better in the South. You knew that the people and places you photographed in the South did not deserve to only stay in your archives. From there you knew what you needed and wanted to do and here you’ve done it."
Alayna N. Pernell, Associate Lecturer of Photography and Imaging at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI