Terri Garland is an artist who specializes in documenting the social fabric of the American South. She also makes artist books, occasional assemblages, and frequent messes. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1987 and her MFA in 1990. She teaches photography at San Jose City College and West Valley College. As a graduate student, Garland began an examination of white supremacist culture that spanned twenty years, photographing individuals within the Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, American Nazi Party and the Christian Identity Movement. For the past decade, she has divided her time between Louisiana and Mississippi. Her work is visual study of the ways in which we depend upon and demand, continuous supplies of fossil fuels and the resultant damage and ongoing destruction to communities throughout Louisiana. Her photographs are included in the collections of The Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, The Art Institute of Chicago, The di Rosa Preserve in Napa, California, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Saint Elizabeth College in Morristown, New Jersey, the Bibliotech Nationale, Paris, France and Special Collections at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Among her awards are a WESTAF/NEA Fellowship, a Silicon Valley Arts Council Grant, a Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship and a grant from the Gulf Coast Fund that was used to teach photography to children during the summer of 2013 in the primarily Native American communities of Isle de Jean Charles and Pointe-auChien, LA.