VSG Feature on Garden & Gun

Vanishing South Georgia got some wonderful attention today on the blog of Garden & Gun, the leading magazine about the South. Chantel O’Neal did a nice write-up, which is re-posted below. I was very honored by this feature!

Focusing on the Forgotten by Chantel O'Neal Garden & Gun Magazine Photo Collection © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Focusing on the Forgotten

by Chantel O’Neal

Brian Brown gets lost a lot—on purpose. The self-taught photographer behind the Vanishing South Georgia and Vanishing Coastal Georgia projects has been archiving the state’s past since 2005. That was the year he moved back to his hometown of Fitzgerald and noticed all of the places that had disappeared, including the tobacco barn on his family’s farm…

To read the rest of Chantel’s post, visit:


Please visit Garden & Gun if you haven’t lately. It’s a wonderful publication.

11 thoughts on “VSG Feature on Garden & Gun

  1. Freddie Moore

    This is a wonderful, but saddening site, a hard of research has been put into it, THANKS, Is it possible to maybe find something concerning Family Names such as Moore, our research found that the MOORE family was in Dublin,Ga Laurens Co. and had two members of the Family killed in the CIVIL war, also there are lots of places with the MOORE name on them. I and I’m sure many others would love if this site had an index of names you could click on. Also, IF or can donations be made to assist you in this effort? Thanks

  2. Tom Robinson

    Your right, Brian, this is a very good article, and well-documents your work, and passion. It is always good to be noticed, featured and so-encouraged by another author. Congratulations!

    1. seagull49

      The top left pic is Emmanus Baptist church again, I went there as a child. I found out about 5 yrs. ago it has holes in the pulpit from the 2nd Seminole war.

  3. Laurinda Norris

    Congratulations! You are completely diserving of the attention. Your work is wonderful and invaluable. Thank you for your commitment to preserving the past for the future.


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