We are the Music Makers! educates and engages viewers in the cultural history of Southern traditional music. We are the Music Makers features photo and audio documentation of Southern Roots musicians active in the past 20 years, all photographed and recorded by Tim Duffy in his quest to preserve Southern traditional music by partnering with the artists who make it. The multi-media materials highlight questions of how poverty, geography and age have limited the exposure of these artists, causing the widespread idea that the musical traditions they perform have “died out.”
Our Living Past: Platinum Portraits of Music Maker: For 35 years, photographer Tim Duffy has immortalized Southern musical heroes and the world in which they live. These images were made with wet-plate collodion photography and printed with the platinum/palladium process.