New Orleans, LA, USA
Tammy Mercure was named one of the “100 under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art” by Oxford American magazine. She is one of the fifty photographers represented in the upcoming traveling exhibition “Southbound: Photographs of and About the New South” originating at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC. Her work has been exhibited at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, the William King Museum in Abingdon VA, and Tracy Morgan Gallery in Asheville. She has been featured on CNN Photos, VICE, Daily Mail, GQ, NPR Big Picture Show, and more. She was published in the Southern Cultures, Guardian UK (Big Picture),Oxford American and in the book “Place, Art, and Self” by Yi-Fu Tuan. She has a BA from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from East Tennessee State University. She lives in Violet, LA (outside of New Orleans) and is a member of Antenna, an artist run collective.
New Orleans, LA. Super Sunday is a celebration of the various Mardi Gras Indian tribes. People from the neighborhood will bring out their snakes, dogs, and horses.
East Dublin, GA. East Dublin celebrates the Redneck Olympics. When the official Olympics was held in Atlanta, people were calling it the Redneck Olympics so this town reclaimed the term.
Boozy Creek, TN. Every Mother's Day, bikers gather from around the area to party and compete in various contests, like the burnout contest.