Dakota Sumpter

Dakota Sumpter is a photographer currently based out of Auburn, AL, although he has lived in a range of locations across the Eastern United States and as far as central Texas. Throughout his college career, he has studied Fine Art, Philosophy, and Photography. Dakota’s current photographic work is primarily focused on the human manipulation of public spaces. Today we share Dakota’s series titled Tuskegee National Forest.

Shooting Range Backstop

Shooting Range Backstop

Shooting Range Benches

Shooting Range Benches

Swamp

Swamp

Fallen Tree

Fallen Tree

Tuskegee National Forest

“Tuskegee National Forest is a photographic-based documentary project by Alabama based photographer, Dakota Sumpter, that responds to the constant flux the natural world undergoes; death, rebirth, and the ever-evolving process of life. This body of work is merely a beginning, or a first chapter, in an ongoing series exploring the boundaries of Tuskegee National Forest, and its immediate surrounding area.

Another equally important aspect is humanity’s interaction with the landscape. Previously one of the most abused pieces of land in Alabama’s history, Tuskegee National Forest has undergone an expansive rehabilitation program attempting to restore the land. Today, the forest is a place for recreational activities and also managed tracts of pine for harvesting.”

Broken Pines

Broken Pines

Burning Log

Burning Log

Experiment Station

Experiment Station

Jeep Hill

Jeep Hill

Rd. 54

Rd. 54

No Access Gate

No Access Gate

I-85

I-85

Creek Bridge

Creek Bridge

Dead Animal

Dead Animal

To view more of Dakota’s work please visit his website.



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