Viewfinder: A Family Tradition

Charlotte Strode began getting serious about photography after her Pulitzer-Prize winning father gave her the cameras he used to shoot photos in Vietnam during the war. Now Charlotte uses the lens to explore her roots and connections in rural Kentucky.


2012 and 2014, she was featured as an emerging Southern photographer for Jeff Rich's column in Oxford American, "Eyes on the South". She has also been a participant in Flash Power Projects, and was recently featured in Fraction Magazine and FOCAL POINT. She has studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City. See more of her work on her website and flickr page. The daughter of photographer William Strode, Charlotte Strode learned to pay attention from her father.  Though now living in the nation’s largest city, rural places inspire much of her work.