"PTL" by Andy McMillan

February 09, 2015

Andy McMillan is a photographer based in Charlotte, North Carolina. His series "PTL" began in 2006, documenting the community where his father's church moved, a property once containing a ministry base and a Christian theme park owned by televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. What McMillan found nearly two decades after their departure from the area was a community of Christians still hanging on to their home, a place they once considered a promised-land. Pairing overgrown landscapes with quiet portraits of the residents, the photos have a feeling of isolation and serenity to them, creating a sense of longing for their past.

Text by Alexis Lodsun