Morgan Ashcom

What the Living Carry - TO PRE-ORDER! PUBLISHER'S DELIVERY IN OCTOBER!


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"'What the Living Carry' unveils a small town named Hoy’s Fork, situated in the American South.
Drawing on memories of the rural setting in which he grew up, Virginian photographer Morgan ASHCOM brings together photographs, type-written letters and a hand-drawn map to build a fictional narrative of a foreboding place.
Leading us on a trail through the town and its surrounding forest, ASHCOM presents scenes that point to a mysterious history, and people whose familial connections remain unknown: a forlorn old man, with champagne to hand, reclines on the corroding steps of a once grand home; a bloodied mattress is carried through an overgrown field; a solitary child burrows into a meadow, while on the streets, a man dutifully cleans a white picket fence – a vision that belies a local mural of a distant, ancient land.
Interspersing this fragmented narrative is a set of texts – four letters responding to ‘Morgan’s’ request for DNA analysis – written by ‘Eugene’ of the ‘Center for Epigenetics and Wellness of the Spirit’.
If 'What the Living Carry' provides a set of clues to unravel the enigma behind this strange world, it is through a visual record that is simultaneously autobiographical and imagined, and inclined to elude." (publisher's note)