January 19, 2018 / Art
Photographer Jessina Leonard interviews fellow photographer Aaron Canipe about growing up in a small town in North Carolina, and how his work is informed by the textures in southern landscapes infused with religion.
Aaron Canipe was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina. He earned his MFA in experimental and documentary arts from Duke University in 2015. Canipe is the cofounder of the DIY publishing imprint Empty Stretch, which is devoted to producing books and zines from up-and-coming artists and photographers. His work has been exhibited throughout the Southeast. Canipe currently lives in Winston-Salem, where he is the chief storyteller at Reynolda House Museum of American Art.