You canfind the name if Dan Sears ' 74 in nearly eve,y issue if the
Carolina Alumni Review, usually in small type aligned near the comers
ifphotographs. As the photographerfor UNC News Services, Sears routinely captures onfilm the people and places that make up Carolina. Some
years ago, he began taking pictures on his own ifplaces beyond Chapel
Hill that once defined the South. This is a selectionfrom that work-in-progress a/1.d Sears' thoughts about his "Southern Scenes"project.
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In Atlantic, N.C., the sign read,"Welcome to Misery." Its origin was explained by shrimp boat captain Danny Mason as he wiped the oil from his hands after working in the engine room ofhis boat.
In Stokes County, an elderly couple gardening with their
aged Farmall tractor volunteered that they were growing
"potatoes and rocks."
In Danville, Va., abandoned tobacco warehouses reflect in
the peeling paint ofa nearby window in a doorway, a reflec-