Alice Driver on Home and Place


Alice Driver is a writer, photographer, filmmaker and traveler. I first discovered her work when I read her piece, “My Own Trap,” a moving mediation on creativity, personal history and home. It spoke to me on every level and I’ve followed her work since, finding a kindred spirit of sorts. There’s so much to say about Alice, but she’s said it all better than I could in answer to my four questions below. The above photo was taken by photographer Rodrigo Jardón on Alice’s parents’ property in Arkansas, which was the subject of his photo essay, A Homeland: Arkansas.


Much of your work touches on or is centered around your childhood home in rural Arkansas where your artist parents bought land, built a house and raised you. Though you’ve chosen a different lifestyle, it seems like this unconventional sense of home informs a lot of your decisions and actions…

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