Trouble Down South
In 2010 Andrew K Woods and I travelled the South of America exploring the state of a Republican party in turmoil. We were pre tea-party explosion but interestingly one of the things we gleaned from our interviews was a political dissatisfaction above and beyond the normal “politicians are dopes” trope. In the end, we ended up interviewing 50 people across 5 states; from Columbia, SC our hometown to New Orlean, LA our new favorite place.
We wrote a 3000 word piece for the FT Weekend magazine that ran internationally and directed the creation of a multimedia piece on the trip called Voices from the American South that included video, audio, photography and information graphics all tagged by location, person and issue.
"I do miss – 35 years ago, 40 years ago – the simpler part of life. Everybody respected everybody. Everybody was friendly."