Mary Beth Meehan

GA

Brittany

Brittany

When Brittany saw the portrait we had made together, she winced. “I look so mean,” she said. We were standing in her office at… More

Helen

Helen

To be Ms. Helen in 2019, or any one of her friends from the Howard Warner High School Class of ’54, is to carry… More

Kristina

Kristina

Once a thriving cotton-mill town, Grantville sits about ten miles south of Newnan at the southern edge of Coweta County. No industry replaced the… More

Jimmy

Jimmy

It was a sunny Saturday in April of 2018, and 700 law-enforcement officers in full riot gear were assembled in downtown Newnan. Members of… More

Jineet

Jineet

In the heart of downtown Newnan, near the municipal park and the Presbyterian Church, stands the Super Latino market. The shop serves as a… More

William

William

William cuts an almost mythic figure in Newnan: a courtly presence, spoken of by townspeople with a kind of reverence. The son of a… More

Kayla

Kayla

When Kayla’s first child was born, in 2013, she wanted a professional portrait made of the baby. But the photographer she called was charging… More

Rufus

Rufus

Gospel music was filling the air in the largest black church in Coweta County when I first saw Rufus. I was with a friend… More

Tina

Tina

One evening in early spring I was driving around the eastern edge of Newnan, where the road dips and turns away from the big-box… More

Coleman

Coleman

I met Coleman at a dinner at his parents’ home, on my first “exploratory visit” to Newnan. Though we’d had many conversations by phone… More

D.J.

D.J.

I first see D.J. along the route of the Veterans’ Day parade, in Newnan, Georgia. He’s sitting in a plastic folding chair patterned with… More

Zahraw and Aatika

Zahraw and Aatika

Zahraw and Aatika were born in Georgia and have spent their whole lives there. Their father, an engineer from Pakistan, emigrated to the United… More

Jane

Jane

The roots of Jane’s family were set down in Georgia just after the Revolutionary War, when a multiple-great-grandfather, who’d fought for the Colonies, was… More

L.C.

L.C.

It’s a bright fall morning in Courthouse Square, and I’m looking for a place to sit down. Farmers from around Newnan, Georgia, have set… More

Mac

Mac

MacDonald learned many things at cotillion, a Southern tradition of six months of etiquette classes, begun in Newnan during fifth grade. Along with the… More

Wiley

Wiley

On the day that I met Wiley I was with three women from a well-to-do Baptist church in the center of Newnan. They belong… More

Barbara

Barbara

While working in Georgia, I am trying to consider the long threads of history: how they come together to weave the present moment, tethering… More

Cliff and Monique

Cliff and Monique

Just east of Newnan’s Courthouse Square lies a parcel of land, wide open except for slim oak trees scattered on a hillside. The land… More

Trent

Trent

The first time I began photographing in Newnan, Georgia, I was taken to the local high school’s homecoming football game. I’d been invited to… More