Micah Cash
charlotte, north carolina

Instagram: @MicahCash 

 

My work investigates how land use and social history influence cultural geography. Themes of ownership, demarcation, and utilization are explored through the languages of landscape and architecture. We can see how we treat and value each other, and how we are valued by those in positions of power, by merely looking out the window. My projects aim to ask hard questions about who we are as a society and push back against the economic and governmental structures that segregate us by race and class.

Waffle House Vistas focuses on the built environment as seen through the windows of Waffle House restaurants from across the southeastern United States. The collected images contemplate the surrounding architecture of habitat and commerce through the lens of a southern cultural icon. These photographs ask viewers to look up from their hash browns and acknowledge the institutions and structures that create real, yet rarely acknowledged boundaries that feel impossible to break through for much of this country. The images look out from booths and chairs, placing the viewer as a witness to the intertwined narratives of poverty, transience, economics, and politics.

 

 


Store #604: West Memphis, Arkansas
2018, Archival pigment print
Courtesy of the artist

 

 

 

 


Store #1449: Calvert City, Kentucky
2018, Archival pigment print
Courtesy of the artist

 

 

 

 


Store #1912: Mobile, Alabama
2018, Archival pigment print
Courtesy of the artist