Carbon Pigment Print

10″ x 10″


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Hungry World is part of the Vernacular Highways Series

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“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 placeBarren 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 nostalgic memory.—Meryl Truett

Meryl Truett is a fine art photographer and mixed media artist. She graduated in 2003 with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design with additional art training in France. She has received numerous awards including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Among the many publications featuring her work are: Home: MiamiArt PapersDarkroom MagazinePetersen’s PhotographicCamera AustriaThe Vanderbilt ReviewSCAD Alumni MagazinedeepSkirt! and The South Magazine. Published books include Thump Queen and Other Southern Anomalies, an anthology of fine art photographs depicting the quirkier side of southern living.

Her photographs are collected by the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia and Telfair Museum of Art-Jepson Art Center in Savannah. Her clients include Polygram Records, Sony Music, and the Ingram Group. Private collectors include Troutman Sanders, Attorneys-at-Law; King and Spalding, LLP; Rosanne Cash; Chet Atkins; Andre 3000; Vanderbilt University; BellSouth Corporation; Savannah College of Art and Design, and the University of South Carolina.

One-person shows include: Picturing the Beltline at Barbara Archer Gallery 2008 and Kalmanson Gallery 2013. Truett was awarded an artist residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2012, an artist’s residencey at Hambidge Center for the Arts, and a residency at Moulin a Nef in Southwestern France in 2014.

She is a professor of photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design.


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