Snapshot: Waughtown Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2019

Photo by Aaron Canipe

ACCESS PURCHASE
Students and scholars can access articles for free via Project Muse.

Snapshot: Waughtown Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2019

by Aaron Canipe
Southern Cultures, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Documentary Moment)

“It’s another muggy southern summer and the landscape is overgrown with signs and symbols following in its oxygen. How much hill can a person bear?”

The thing about moments for me is that they’re never about one thing. Frustratingly, photography carries a singular moment in time but must bear the weight, too—of context, truth, and all moments before and after. As Michael Ondaatje writes in Divisadero: “Everything is collage.”