“It’s not often talked about but the church can definitely be considered a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ place of gathering,” says photographer Ericka Jones-Craven (she/her) on the culture of Southern churches. “…I grew up in church and spent most of my time there until I became an adult. Through my project, I learned that many queer individuals make up congregations all over (especially in the south).” Ericka investigated the stories of people from all walks of life who shared similar experiences growing up in the church and came out after departing or even while still being members. There are lots of layers to this project that make it incredibly difficult to photograph.
- Domain Sales