Viewfinder: Documenting ‘Stonewall’ Mania
Photographer Pat Jarrett's personal project The Martyr of Dixie captures some Virginians' obsession with "Stonewall" Jackson, a figure whose lack of historical record leaves lots of room for myth. Jarrett tells the Yonder why he finds Jackson such an interesting subject, why he moved to Staunton, Virginia, and why he’s sometimes late for work.
Jarrett is married to a fire-breathing seamstress and prefers two-wheeled transportation to four any day of the week. He believes the low-and-slow method is best for cooking meat, luck is a manifestation of hard work and daily newspaper photography is a surreal art form.