Southerly depicts the intriguing lives that fill the South as documented by Plunkett over the past three decades. It is Plunkett’s photographic legacy to the South. Southerly offers a clear view of the conduct, conventions, and constancies of generations of southern families and southern places that were an integral part of Plunkett’s upbringing. It reveals a people proudly bound in tradition, wishing for fulfillment, but often frozen by the fear of stepping too far off their front porches. Plunkett feels the South has shaped our nation’s values, sins and successes.

Plunkett published Southerly to give a glimpse of a culture that he feels is dissolving into the twenty-first century. It is an individually distinct view of Southern life in black and white.

Plunkett’s eye for rich contrast and sincere delicacy are reflected in Southerly. The book allows viewers to embrace his art form, and the format brings the South to life.

Thank you, and we hope you enjoy Southerly.


Hardcover: 120 pages
Publisher: Ophidia Press; 1st edition (November 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615270859
ISBN-13: 978-0615270852
Package Dimensions: 10.6 x 10.2 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds