Sanne Peper — Slowtime Alabama & The Beautiful Sadness

The project is about The Deep South, a highly complex and interesting part of the US. The project has culminated in an English publication: Slowtime, Alabama & The Beautiful Sadness, a fairytale-like photo/text book about good and evil, the human condition, an alt-right chipmunk who goes by the name of Jeremiah Day, and ultimately about the fear of the other. Half of the book consists of photographs, but I’ve also been writing about things I experienced and the tales people told me. Of this I fabricated a very long short story in which fiction and non-fiction intertwine. Because, although I am a photographer, I need language to tell something about the very thing that’s impossible to photograph, the magic of the place and its residents.