DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Jack Corn, Gruetli, Tennessee, USA.


WAYNE GIPSON FAMILY WHICH LIVES ON A PLATEAU IN SOUTHEASTERN TENNESSEE NEAR GRUETLI, NEAR CHATTANOOGA. HE IS A CONVEYOR BELT OPERATOR IN A PROGRESSIVE NON-UNION MINE. ALSO A METHODIST MINISTER WITHOUT A REGULAR CHURCH, HE OFFICIATES AT WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS, AND PREACHES AT REVIVALS. BORN AND RAISED IN PALMER, TENNESSEE, GIPSON WENT NORTH TO WORK, MARRIED AND STARTED HIS FAMILY THERE. THEY RETURNED TO TENNESSEE BECAUSE THEY PREFER LIFE THERE, 12/1974

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