Enquiries of Myth, Ritual and Narrative

Enquiries of Myth, Ritual and Narrative 

Location:  Split Oak Barn

Demonstrations and Talk:  Saturday, Sept. 21 

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Split Oak Barn in Zebulon



In Enquires of Myth, Ritual and Narrative six Southern photographers explore historical processes to create an exhibition that is unique and unexpected. Through vision combined with craft these photographic works tell stories that are both contemporary and timeless.


Participating Photographers:


Greg Banks is from Eastern Kentucky; he teaches at Appalachian State University. Greg combines everything from IPhone images to historic 19th century processes, gelatin silver printing, painting and digital printing. His current creative practice investigates family, folklore, memories, Appalachia, history and religion.

Anne Berry is from Atlanta, and now lives in Newnan, Georgia. She is best known for photographs of children and animals that capture the enchantment and power of the natural world, evoking a feeling of empathy and a responsibility to care for it. Anne uses antique analog lenses to make silver gelatin and pigment prints and also works in the photogravure process and creates photo objects.

Addison Brown is from Huntsville, Alabama. His work uses elements of performance and often requires an action from the viewer, while exploring themes of identity, nostalgia and confrontation. Addison creates unique photographic installations and works primarily with the wet plate collodion process; he is offering sittings for tintype portraits. Addison teaches at Appalachian State University.  See his ad below:

Mary Ann Mitchell is from Atlanta, Georgia. She works primarily with analog processes. Her most recent series, Meet me In my Dreams, is shot using wet plate collodion. The images depict situations, often mysterious, which evoke her southern roots.

Dale Niles, from Fayetteville, Georgia, was born in Norfolk, Virginia.  She is known for her diverse photographic interpretations from her black/white and color photographs to her montage storytelling collage photographs. Recently Dale has been hand-coloring photographs and making photographic transfer images.

Karey Walter lives in Atlanta and teaches photography at The Lovett School. Her photography is inspired by unique locations, animals, people, and a variety of situations that are often overlooked. In her teaching and in her personal work she experiments with new techniques in analog and digital photography. These processes include Cyanotype, wet plate collodion, and silver gelatin.