. . . we must go there in disguise & with pistols in our pockets, leaving our pocketbooks at home, making our wills before we go. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his journal, 1845. The "we" is enlightened Northerners; the "there" is the despised South.  

I'm a northerner by birth -- whether enlightened or not is for others to say -- but I've lived in the South for quite a while. It remains confusing, enchanting, and fascinating to me.

I use the camera to try to force the place to present itself to me, and to force myself to be present in the place.

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