School of Art alumni Chuck Hemard's (MFA '04) first monograph, The Pines, raises awareness of the ecosystem of the long-leaf pine forests that use to dominate the southern landscape. Publicity on his research can be found at Smithsonian Magazine, Oxford American and HyperAllegic.com
IMAGE: Okaloosa County, Florida 2012
Chuck Hemard is a lifelong resident of the American south with a B.A from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MFA from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. His recent photographs, made mostly with large format film cameras, explore the complexities of contemporary landscape. In 2014, he was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and has work included in public collections across the southeast United States, including the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, GA and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA. Hemard is currently an Associate Professor at Auburn University in the Department of Art and Art History.