Beyond What Is Written by Harry Flook
“There is a strong divide between the conservative and liberal Christians in Tennessee, but the non-religious community is so small that it is completely overlooked.” – Tad Beaty, Chattanooga Humanist Assembly.
Beyond What is Written is a chapter from a larger, ongoing body of work. I spent a month meeting and photographing various non-religious communities in Tennessee; the ‘heart of the Bible Belt’. The series explores the presence of religious imagery and rhetoric in perceptions of the American dream, and the portraits picture a relationship defined by shared absence from religion.
The project is about the loss and regaining of community, and the changing religious landscape in America.
Harry Flook lives and works in Bristol, England.
To view more of Harry's work, please visit his website.