Tom Poland, A Southern Writer
Photojournalist Tom Poland’s work has appeared in magazines throughout the South. His love for photography reignited, adding a new dimension to his work. Among his recent books are Classic Carolina Road Trips From Columbia, Georgialina, A Southland, As We Knew It, and Reflections of South Carolina, Vol. II. Swamp Gravy, Georgia’s Official Folk Life Drama, staged his play, Solid Ground.
He writes a weekly column for newspapers and journals in Georgia and South Carolina about the South, its people, traditions, lifestyle, and changing culture and speaks to groups across South Carolina and Georgia. He’s the editor of Shrimp, Collards & Grits, a Lowcountry lifestyle magazine. The History Press released his new book, South Carolina Country Roads, April 16, 2018.
Tom grew up in Lincoln County, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Georgia. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina where he writes about “Georgialina”—his name for eastern Georgia and South Carolina.
Archival giclée prints of Tom's work are available for purchase below.
An old country store on Highway 23
An abandoned gas pump on Highway 81
A porpoise twirls in the surf at Tybee Island
A rusty 7-Up sign on Highway 10
A dirt road along Highway 34 cuts through a summertime corn field.
The fallen leaves of a blooming peach tree in Edgefield County.
Hayrolls along Highway 430
First rays of the sunrise highlight pelicans above the water on Tybee Island.
The Tybee Island Lighthouse at day’s end.