Meryl Truett

Meryl Truett
Meryl Truett
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“From crude back-road signs to eccentric and sometimes humorous records of the quirky manifestations of Southern culture, my photographs capture a particular vision of vanishing iconography and a certain moment in time.”rn—Meryl Truett rnMeryl Truett’s photographs grant those who tend to stay north of the Mason-Dixon an opportune peek into Southern culture and its delightful and sometimes disturbing eccentricities. For those from the South her work evokes a feeling of familiarity, almost a sense of coming home. Her work supplies evidence of a time and tradition that may soon be forgotten. Her lens is primarily focused on the everyday happenings and its people rather than the grand plantations and Southern belles. Images of bullet hole-ridden, make-shift signs, dilapidated food joints and churches, and humble fields of cotton are surprisingly captivating when viewed through Truett’s lens. Truett received her M.F.A. in photography from SCAD in 2003. She also holds a master’s degree in media arts from the University of South Carolina. Her book of photographs depicting the quirkier side of southern living, “Thump Queen and Other Southern Anomalies,” was published in 2003 and continues to be a best-seller at shopSCAD. Her clients include Polygram Records, Sony Music and the Ingram Group. Her works are also held in the private collections of Chet Atkins, Delbert Mann, Leo Johnson, Roseanne Cash, Ashley Judd, Vanderbilt University, Bellsouth Corporation, the University of South Carolina, and the Savannah College of Art and Design.