Documentary photographers from major newspapers have been at work recently in the American South.Their work is now available on line.
Pulitzer-Prize winning NY Times photographer Damian Winter (see 3 images, directly above, directly below, and two images below) covered Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama for the Times.
Winter's work, along with a story about the history of Carnival in Mobile and the larger Gulf Coast, is now available here on the NY Times website.
London Guardian photographer Lauren Caulk (see images directly below and two images below) covered the recent Daytona 500 for the Guardian's story about NASCAR and American culture.
Caulk's attention in this body of work is on the fans of NASCAR, and on the culture of the Infield, where die-hard NASCAR fans come to the races in RVs and camp out for days before the Big Race.
You can find Caulk's portfolio about life in the Infield at Daytona on the Guardian website, here.