MFA Visual Arts
"My work is inspired by my experiences growing up in the South. Photography has given me an opportunity to see, experience, and feel a side of life that most people dream of."
Born and raised in central Mississippi, Easton grew up in a house of five people with an even larger extended family of storytellers, artists, and musicians. In 2003 he earned his B.F.A. in photography at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi and in 2006 Easton completed his M.F.A. in Visual Arts at Clemson University where he studied under photographer Sam Wang.
Easton's current work centers around themes of religion, Southern folklore, and myth. Through both traditional and non-traditional methods Easton aims to create an experience that generates a sense of questioning, but also stimulates the thoughts of those who encounter his work.
Easton's photography has been featured in publications like Canadian Art, Metropolis, and Delta Magazine. His work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums, such as Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and the Museum of Art in Nashville, TN. Professor Selby was the recipient of the 2008 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for photography.