As part of the University of Georgia- Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Woodall Weekend Workshop, I spent a weekend in Toccoa, Georgia tasked with telling the story of the people there. I chose Bell’s Hamburgers to spend most of my time. Bell’s has been open for 54 years and has been owned by three generations of men. I went in with the intention of documenting the people who went to the restaurant and how they connected with Mrs. Jerri Bell, the mother of the current owner, and the wife of the former owner. I soon realized that the kitchen staff at Bell’s shared a special bond. I shifted focus to a particular woman, Sherry Martin, who is a cook and assistant manager at the restaurant. This is her story, in an audio-visual piece, as well as a loose edit of my photos from the weekend.
Click here to view the audio-visual project.
Click here to view the photo album.