“For her life, any life, she had to believe, was nothing but the continuity of its love.”

Eurdora Welty, The Optimist’s Daughter

Eudora Welty was born April 13, 1909 in Jackson Mississippi. Most of us know her by her stories of the American South–stories that garnered several O. Henry Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (to name a few).

But she was also a photographer. As you might imagine, her photos tell stories all their own–and they are altogether lovely.

If you’ve not had a chance to see life through Welty’s eyes, you simply must do so. You’ll find them in the following books: One time, One Place or Eudora Welty: Photographs. In the meantime, here’s an introduction, courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine . . .