Lauren Graves

"Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place." ~ Rumi

Alabama native Lauren Graves is an award-winning documentary photographer whose great pleasure is capturing the soul of a place through her photography -- often in the most modest of circumstances.

Whether she is sharing her love of the earth with people in their gardens, exploring the world of rural Alabama, watching the sun's last light on beautiful Lake Martin, or connecting with the dear, warm people of Cuba, Lauren extends her own soul through her camera to connect with the soul of the place she is standing.