Fascinating Snapshots of the Mason-Dixon Area During the '70s and '80s

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Photographer Jack Radcliffe makes America’s Mason-Dixon Line look like a parallel universe in his Mason-Dixon series, shot during the 1970s and 1980s. If we are to believe his surreal portraits, then the cultural boundary between the Northeastern US and the Southern United States is a dreamlike place where goats and humans strangely coexist amongst other oddities. Many of Radcliffe’s images are quite subtle, however, while still capturing an intense emotionality and a shifting sensibility of the decades. Check out a scene from a backyard wedding, a snake charmer, and other weirdsies in our gallery below.

Image credit: Jack Radcliffe

Image credit: Jack Radcliffe

Image credit: Jack Radcliffe

Image credit: Jack Radcliffe

Image credit: Jack Radcliffe

Image credit: Jack Radcliffe

Image credit: Jack Radcliffe

Image credit: Jack Radcliffe

Image credit: Jack Radcliffe

Image credit: Jack Radcliffe

Image credit: Jack Radcliffe

Image credit: Jack Radcliffe