2023 ICP Photobook Fest

Tema Stauffer will sign copies of Southern Fiction at Daylight Books’ table at the 2023 ICP Photobook Fest on Sunday, May 14.

SOUTHERN FICTION exhibition at MTSU’s Baldwin Photographic Gallery

Southern Fiction is on view at the Baldwin Photographic Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University from March 10 – April 23. A conversation with Tema Staufffer and Lauren Rhoades will take place on Friday, March 31 at 6pm, followed by a reception for the exhibition. Lauren Rhoades is a writer based in Jackson, the former director of the Eudora Welty House & Garden, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Rooted Magazine, an online publication dedicated to telling unfiltered stories about what it means to call Mississippi home.

Story Made Podcast

A conversation with Matt Sawyer about road trips in the Deep South, artistic influences and creative paths, serendipity and human connection, rivers and rural churches, Eudora Welty and Medgar Evers, and writers Casey Cep, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, and Lauren Rhoades is a Story Made Podcast.

Mississippi Arts Hour | Tema Stauffer interviewed by Lauren Rhoades


Lauren Rhoades talks with Tema Stauffer, a photographer whose work examines the social, economic, and cultural landscapes of American spaces. Tema’s new series of photographs, SOUTHERN FICTION, explores the settings that shaped the literary imaginations of 20th-century Southern writers, including Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, and Richard Wright. A monograph of SOUTHERN FICTION will be released by Daylight Books this month. The conversation is available as a podcast: The Mississippi Art Hour |Tema Stauffer