Brutal South

By  |  March 21, 2016
Barney | All photos by Jaime Erin Johnson Barney | All photos by Jaime Erin Johnson

Artist: Jaime Erin Johnson

Project: Untamed

Description: The series Untamed by Jaime Erin Johnson is set in the swamps and woods of Mississippi and Louisiana—places where one regularly encounters life and death, growth and decay. In these photos, Johnson imagines the relationship between a fictional, feral woman and the natural, sometimes brutal, environment. By tea-staining cyanotype prints, Johnson dulls the original images, creating a warmth that enhances textures and patterns rather than landscapes and figures.

Eyes on the South is curated by Jeff Rich. The weekly series features selections of current work from Southern artists, or artists whose photography concerns the South. To submit your work to the series, email Jeff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jaime Erin Johnson grew up in Poplarville, Mississippi. She received her BFA from the University of Mississippi in Imaging Arts and her MFA in Photography from Louisiana Tech University. Jaime’s work has been exhibited at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, the SOHO Photo Gallery in New York, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana. Johnson teaches art at the University of Tampa.