Flannery O’Connor’s Georgia

Photographs and text by Barbara McKenzie
Foreword by Robert Coles

Scenes from middle Georgia that reflect Flannery O'Connor's characters and perspective


“Offered here is a wonderfully full sense of place in O’Connor’s life and fiction. The contrasts are remarkable, and the visual documentation of both worlds is eloquent.”
Walton Tribune

“Lovers of literature, admirers of artistry, explorers of Georgia will want this book.”
Macon Telegraph and News

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Succinct text from photographer Barbara McKenzie and a foreword by Robert Coles provide context for this moving collection of photographs of the middle Georgia Flannery O’Connor depicted in her fiction. Whether capturing highway signs proclaiming Christ or a restaurant five hundred yards up the road, the frenzied motions of persons seized by the Holy Spirit, or quiet folks, black and white, sitting on benches in town squares, these photographs portray strikingly and sympathetically the world O’Connor wrote about in her remarkable stories.

Page count: 112 pp.
89 b&w photos
Trim size: 8 x 10

Read more about Flannery O'Connor at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


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Barbara McKenzie started photographing middle Georgia in 1967 when she moved to Athens, Georgia. She was an associate professor of journalism and mass communications at the University of Georgia and the author of several books, including Mary McCarthy, The Process of Fiction, and Fiction’s Journey.