This blog features the work of Earl Carter. I am a photojournalist and photo editor having worked at the Kingsport Times-News, Miami Herald, and The Huntsville Times. I currently accept editorial & comercial assignments throughout the region. The photos published on this blog are a mix of old photos from my files and recent images. My work for the last 8 years has been all digital using Canon cameras. The early work was done on Nikon cameras using mostly Kodak Tri-X film. For assignments, please contact me via the email link on this page.
Being Southern is more a state of mind than a geographic designation. Our culture allows for easy social interaction and a genuine friendliness to strangers. Drive down a country road and folks will usually wave a greeting whether they know you or not. But, it’s not all that idyllic setting. The South is changing, evolving with the influx of new people, ideas, and industry. I live in Kingsport, Tennessee, a small industrial town on the edge of Appalachia where city scenes quickly give way to rural settings. The coalfields of Virginia and Kentucky are just a short drive away, and we are surrounded by beautiful mountains and lakes of the TVA system. I hope to share the beauty and culture of the South around the East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region. The past and present will be presented photographically in hopes of giving the viewer a collective awareness and appreciation for the unique character of this area. All photographs are copyrighted and may not be use without permission.