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O. Rufus Lovett

For three decades, O. Rufus Lovett has taught photography at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. Lovett lives in Longview, about ninety-five miles from Weeping Mary, a community in rural East Texas. Feeling a kinship with the people of a small Southern town like the one in which he grew up, Lovett began photographing the residents of Weeping Mary in 1994. Since his first visit, he has created a body of work that distills the essence of this unique, yet familiar community.