Photographs by Timothy Hursley
In his trips to Arkansas Delta towns like Helena and Wilson from his home in Little Rock, Timothy Hursley, one of the world’s most prominent photographers of architecture, became fascinated with the structures known as Muskogee houses, huge storehouses of cotton seed that fill and empty with the farming cycles of the crop. His photographs reveal exterior industry and eerie interior landscapes, and Frederick McKindra’s accompanying essay, “Seeds Unbound,” ponders how they reframe the troubled historical trope of this product of the soil.
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