November 2012

Native Place

Artist’s Statement

Aaron’s work is about what it means to live in the American South in the 21st century.

In his home state of North Carolina, Aaron’s photography seeks out themes that center around religion, storytelling, and memory. His work is about growing up in the South, and cultural and historical memory.



Aaron Canipe was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina. He recently received his BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. He has been a part of exhibitions throughout the South and D.C.

Aaron also helps operate Empty Stretch, a platform that promotes up-and-coming artists and publishes short-run photography “zines” and books. Currently, Aaron is devoting time to a project about his home in North Carolina.