Cavaliers
2008-present

"The South is what we started out with in this bizarre, slightly troubling, basically wonderful country—fun, danger, friendliness, energy, enthusiasm, and brave, crazy, tough people."
—Bill Maxwell, "There's no place like the South"

Since 2008, I have been photographing some of the louder events in the Southeast United States. They have ranged from NASCAR races with 160,000 attendees to a group of 20 people recreating the stations of the cross. These events seem to show this area's collective love of history and the land and their fierce independent spirit.

 
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Bristol, TN. 2010.

 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-13_v2.jpg
Kingsport, TN. 2012.
 
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Harlan County, KY. 2013.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-18_v2.jpg
Bristol, TN. 2012.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-5_v2.jpg
Kingsport, TN. 2012.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-6_v9.jpg
Bristol, VA. 2012.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-7_v2.jpg
Bristol, VA. 2013.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-6_v2.jpg
Blowing Rock, NC. 2011.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-9_v2.jpg
Kingsport, TN. 2013.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-11_v2.jpg
West Point, KY. 2011.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-10_v2.jpg
Nashville, TN. 2013.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-12_v2.jpg
Castlewood, VA. 2013.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-13_v6.jpg
Alexandria, TN. 2013.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-14_v2.jpg
Alexandria, TN. 2013.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-18_v4.jpg
Abingdon, VA. 2012.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure.jpg
Nashville, TN. 2013.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-8_v2.jpg
Abingdon, VA. 2013.
 
http://www.tammymercure.com/files/gimgs/th-27_TammyMercure-17_v2.jpg
Nashville, TN. 2013.