One, One Thousand | Southern Photography


by Adam Kuehl

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Project statement:

Out of all of the invasive species introduced into our climate, kudzu is the most physically apparent. Introduced to America in the late 19th century, this Japanese vine has flourished across the American South spreading at the rate of 150,000 acres annually. Kudzu's tenacious hunger has found itself as far north as New York and as far west as Texas with no end in site. It weaves around forests, fields, power lines and even homes at a pace that outruns any mechanical, chemical or biological means of control. It's the lack of control that I find compelling. In a world where everything is mapped out and manically organized, I've been traveling to find GPS coordinates that have been enveloped by kudzu's quiet appetite.


Bio and contact:

Adam Kuehl was born in Oak Park, Illinois. After obtaining a B.F.A. in photography from SCAD in 2005, he began working for the university to produce award-winning look books, national ad campaigns and other special projects.

Although Adam photographs a variety of subjects, his work is rooted in urban landscapes. His series Savannah Nights has exhibited internationally and gained him inclusion in Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward 2009: Emerging Photographers from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Kuehl was named 25 Under 25: Up-And-Coming American Photographers by the Center for Documentary Studies. His work has also appeared in PDN, Architectural Digest, Vogue, The New York Times Style Magazine, Metropolitan Home among many others.

Adam continues to work for the university while pursuing an M.F.A. in photography.


Adam Kuehl is a Savannah, GA, based photographer.
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