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Oxford American Magazine: Features Photos by Jaime Erin Johnson

Barney | All photos by Jaime Erin Johnson

Barney | All photos by Jaime Erin Johnson

The Oxford American Magazine‘s EYES ON THE SOUTH—a weekly series that features selections of current work from Southern artists, or artists whose photography concerns the South—for March 21, 2016:

Artist: Jaime Erin Johnson, UM adjunct instructor of art

Project: Untamed

Description: The series Untamed by Jaime Erin Johnson is set in the swamps and woods of Mississippi and Louisiana—places where one regularly encounters life and death, growth and decay. In these photos, Johnson imagines the relationship between a fictional, feral woman and the natural, sometimes brutal, environment. By tea-staining cyanotype prints, Johnson dulls the original images, creating a warmth that enhances textures and patterns rather than landscapes and figures.

Jaime Erin Johnson grew up in Poplarville, Mississippi. She received her BFA from the University of Mississippi in Imaging Arts and her MFA in Photography from Louisiana Tech University. Jaime’s work has been exhibited at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, the SOHO Photo Gallery in New York, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana. Johnson teaches art at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS.

View more of Johnson’s photographs on The Oxford American website>>