Visual diary of southern photographer, Beate Sass
Monday, July 14, 2014 3:00 AM
After living in the South for 24 years I thought it was time to acquaint myself with the Georgian writer, Flannery O'Connor. I traveled to Andalusia, the family farm in Milledgeville, where Flannery lived the last 13 years of her life. While living at Andalusia, Flannery followed a routine of attending mass every morning then returning to the farm to write until noon. Her afternoons were spent taking care of her peacocks (she had 50 at one time) and entertaining visitors. Flannery died in 1964 at the age of 39 as a result of complications from lupus. Flannery wrote two novels and 32 short stories. I am currently reading her short stories which are quirky, dark and feature characters who are morally flawed. With the exception of the portrait, the images above were captured in Flannery's bedroom.