Small Town America

A while back, while working with an art consulting company, I was asked to go to Americus, Georgia, to trying catch the flavor of this small town. Their hospital had been destroyed in a tornado and was being rebuilt. Our firm was involved in providing the art for the new hospital. At the time, it was one of my first tastes of the rural South. I found a town with history (it was the site of a confederate hospital) and charm and delighted on wondering around with my camera.

Americus-3 Americus-8 Americus-16 Americus-22The next town over was Plains, Georgia, famous as the birthplace of President Jimmy Carter.

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I was really honored to be a part of the rebuilding of the local hospital (and, as such, the town itself). Several of my images are on display in the lobby. I’ve been back a few times for follow-up visits and I was always welcomed with that particular brand of Southern hospitality.

—contributed by Sandy Burr

All images © Sandy Burr Photography


1 thought on “Small Town America

  1. Bonney Oelschlager

    The word CHARMING comes to mind in all your photos. I don’t experience the warmth, music and immediate sense of ‘belonging’ with my life in the Twin cities of Minnesota! Elegant chandeliers that bring to mind music,dance, celebration, so near to stone exteriors of buildings that have their ‘birth’ date carved into the structure with pride. And the water towers I have a fascination with water towers since childhood. Your photos tell a story, nay, many stories of life in small town America. Thank you.


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