Why We Are Here: Mobile and The Spirit of A Southern City


Entranced by Edward O. Wilson’s mesmerizing evocation of his Southern childhood in The Naturalist and Anthill, Alex Harris approached the scientist about collaborating on a book about Wilson’s native world of Mobile, Alabama. Perceiving that Mobile was a city small enough to be captured through a lens yet old enough to have experienced a full epic cycle of tragedy and rebirth, the photographer and the naturalist joined forces to capture the rhythms of this storied Alabama Gulf region

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Harris, A; Wilson, EO

Published Date

  • October 2012

Published By


  • 229

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 978-0-87140-470-1