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."