“What the Living Carry” by Photographer Morgan Ashcom


Morgan Ashcom (previously featured here and here) is a Charlottesville, VA-based artist. His recent series and subsequent photobook, “What the Living Carry”, offer a glimpse into the fictional town of Hoys Fork. Drawing on memories of his own rural upbringing, Ashcom joins photographs taken in a diverse range of locations, a series of type-written letters, a single channel video, a hand-drawn map, and interactive sculptures and installations to piece together an elaborate portrait of a town that does not actually exist. With the work, Ashcom aims to “pose questions about the role of myth, generational inheritance, and environment in the construction of identity.”

See more from “What the Living Carry” below!



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