Jefferson Lankford

Jefferson Caine Lankford is a documentary and fine art photographer that uses a range of photographic techniques within his work. Jefferson attended East Carolina University where he graduated with a BFA in photography in May of 2016. Additionally, Jefferson has attended the Australian National University located in Canberra, Australia, where he studied documentary photography for one year. Within his work, Jefferson hopes to ignite conversation amongst his audience by stimulating an emotional response within the viewer. Furthermore, he aims to build inspiration in the viewer to take necessary actions to help the planet and both the people and animals that inhabit it.  Today we share his series, Footprints Of A Hurricane.

Footprints Of A Hurricane

“Footprints of a Hurricane” is a documentation of the flooding that occurred in October of 2016, from Hurricane Matthew in eastern North Carolina. After Hurricane Matthew slammed Haiti and the Bahamas, it continued its destructive path alongside the southeastern United States for approximately two days. The hurricane brought torrential rains and caused many rivers to overflow in North Carolina, resulting in severe flooding and many deaths throughout eastern parts of the state. This series depicts the damage as seen one week after the Hurricane dissipated. The photographs within this series were taken in Clayton, Goldsboro, Lumberton, and Tarboro, North Carolina.

To view more of Jefferson’s work please visit his website.