Melissa Vincent

Steeped in symbolism, borne from the Mississippi delta, Melissa Vincent's photography is rooted in the past, but looks to the here and now by skillfully using mobile devices to capture them. Combining everyday surroundings and scenes of nature, Vincent's work gives a surreal sense of Southern place. Her series The Rooms of William Faulkner connects the literary work of one of the South's most important writers to her photographic vision by depicting landscapes of Oxford, Mississippi, and interiors from Faulkner's former home, Rowan Oak. The images remind the viewer of the feeling of reading a well-worn copy of a Faulkner novel and the mystery that awaits.