Megan King

Megan G. King is currently based out of Johnson City, Tennessee where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a BFA in Studio Art from East Tennessee State University. Megan’s series, Hispanic Appalachia, has been featured in several publications including Oxford American’s: Eyes On The South, The Daily Mail, and NPR’s Code Switch.

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Hispanic Appalachia

Between the years 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population of Tennessee increased by 134%, making it the third highest growth rate of this cultural group in the country. These photographs focus on Latino culture in the changing social landscape of Southern Appalachia. By photographing businesses, people, churches, homes, and other aspects of the community, I am attempting to show the importance of emerging diversity in this historically conservative region of the United States. In the photographs Hispanic culture is represented by vibrant colors, food, clothes, and often decorations. These qualities create a visual juxtaposition to this region’s cultural heritage; however, it is important to see that the Hispanic and Appalachian cultures can blend in a nearly indiscernible manner.

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To view more of Megan’s work please visit her website.

 



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Rachel Reese
Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Telfair Museums
Savannah, Georgia

Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Rachel Reese is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA where she organizes temporary exhibitions and stewards the growing permanent collection of contemporary art.

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