From Nascar races to Civil War reenactments, photographer Tammy Mercure explores potential motives of southern pride through the documentation of celebratory events. This is a selection of portraits from Mercure’s larger photography project, "Cavaliers." Click here to see Tammy Mercure’s project "Cavaliers."
"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one." — John Ruskin