Fine Art Photographer and Mixed Media Artist Meryl Truett is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. From her project Vernacular Highway . To see Meryl’s portfolio click on any photograph.
“Vernacular Highway” addresses the marginalization and evolving social terrain of American regional ideology. From urban transition to the disappearing rural individuality of the landscape, I seek to capture a personal vision of place. Barren scenery, decaying signage and vernacular architecture have become a symbolic part of the rural south’s visual identity. I photograph these and other indigenous images not to mock them, nor to reveal disdain for them, but rather to evoke a melancholic memory.
By Meryl Truett