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My name is Kelly Gomez and I am the photographer and researcher behind The Forgotten South.

I’ve covered countless miles of rural dirt roads, hunting for the ruins of the past to photograph. I use data collection akin to genealogical research methods to unearth as much history as I can about each property that I find, through property records, census data, birth & death certificates, obituaries, old newspapers, and various other resources.  

This project (originally called Far Enough Photo) started as a hobby photography project in 2010 in Gainesville Florida and has since expanded to include more than 900 historic sites across 13 states.

I have always been a ‘history nerd,’ announcing at age 9 that I intended to spend my life studying the Titanic wreck. Alas, this didn’t pan out and I instead studied History at the University of Florida in the early 2000s, specializing in WWII European History before finding my love for the the history of Florida and the Old South that surrounded me in Gainesville.

I am currently accepting jobs and event bookings.
Email me at to discuss more.

I am available for remote-based work or travel to
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Tennessee
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi 
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Texas

Speaking Engagements

Galleries & Festivals

Historic Preservation

Location Scouting & Consulting

Document Stewardship

Preservation Advocacy

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