Rough Beauty

Dave Anderson


Photographed predominantly in the rural town of Vidor, Texas, "Rough Beauty" explores the character and burden of a community branded by its history. Vidor is reviled for its history of Klan activities, but behind this stereotype lingers a town filled with bootstrappers who haven't been able to lift themselves up and a crushing poverty sometimes reminiscent of the depression. Still, life goes on...

Curated by Catherine Farquharson