Adam Neese revisits and recaptures scenes of his childhood adventures.
Adam Neese revisits and recaptures scenes of his childhood adventures.
April 25

Alum Reimagines Youthful Adventures in New Image Series

On April 19 the Oxford American, a national magazine featuring the best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South, highlighted photographs from A Known World by SAIC alumnus Adam Neese (BA 2009). Documenting the settings of his childhood expeditions, Neese filters mundane suburban scenes through the colorful imagination of a child. “To the observant wandering child, the landscape is a place of fantasy and fame,” Neese says. “With this naive view, the size of the world is scaled down; a field, a stand of trees, or an old road can hold the magic and possibility of the American West in 19th-century frontier days."