Journeyman’s Soul

  • Photographer
    Donna Garcia
  • Prize
    Honorable Mention

Throughout life, the soul waits for the spirit to find truth that will set it free. Truth that is independent of opinion and intolerant of error. That authenticity has been in us from the day we were born, but lost in conformation, will finally be found. We will see again and the journey will be done. Through birth to death to rebirth, who we are will find us again. The soul will be reconciled, its wait will be over and we'll be free. I have captured this truth throughout the haunted landscapes of the rural South. Images filled with a sense of somber tension between a dark history, a culture rooted in religious epitome and the romantic nostalgia of the past. It is important work for us to view today, as it speaks to the results of a fragmented culture, one that still exists and is becoming more fragmented than whole.

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Throughout life, the soul waits for the spirit to find truth that will set it free. Truth that is independent of opinion and intolerant of error. That authenticity has been in us from the day we were born, but lost in conformation, will finally be found. We will see again and the journey will be done. Through birth to death to rebirth, who we are will find us again. The soul will be reconciled, its wait will be over and we'll be free. I have captured this truth throughout the haunted landscapes of the rural South. Images filled with a sense of somber tension between a dark history, a culture rooted in religious epitome and the romantic nostalgia of the past. It is important work for us to view today, as it speaks to the results of a fragmented culture, one that still exists and is becoming more fragmented than whole.

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