May 23 • 1HR 13M

EP 1: Victoria Landers

Discussed: rural artistry, Southern queerness, identity, home, the education system, storytelling, and the importance of representation.

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Good Folk is a newsletter, podcast, and community project about the people and stories of rural America and the American South. Our podcast features guests in, around, and from rural and Southern communities to have important conversations about their work and the future of this region.
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Victoria Landers graduated with a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in July 2020. She is currently based in Moore County, North Carolina, working in local non-profits by day and expanding their art by night. Photographers Andy Deluca and Lu Hui influenced Victoria to focus on the theme of the relationship one has with themselves and the world around them. Since the unexpected move back to her hometown due to covid, Victoria's has shifted to include the stories, people, and environment tied to southern living. She learns to find the beauty in the backroads that raised her. In today's society, young people are pushed to mature fast and encouraged to stay in the familiarity of life; therefore, she strives for her work to allow people to slow down and pay homage to the emotions that rule the heart.

Victoria joined us on the very first episode of the Good Folk podcast to discuss their new role as Head of Media and Design at Good Folk, rural artistry, questions about home and identity, and finding community in unexpected places.

Resources:

Photographer Leah Sobey

Proverbs31Failure Cemetery Justice TikTok

Country Queers Project

Claire Vaye Watkins in the Los Angeles Times


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