Rory Doyle based in Cleveland, Mississippi, was born and raised in Maine before moving to the South in 2009. His work highlights unique Southern subcultures commonly overlooked. Doyle is a 2018 Mississippi Visual Artist Fellow for his ongoing project on African American cowboys and cowgirls, Delta Hill Riders. Doyle won the 16th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest and the Southern Prize from South Arts organization. The work was featured in the Half King Photo Series in New York and The Print Space Gallery in London before opening at the Delta Arts Alliance in 2019. He the recipient of the ZEISS Photography Award and the EyeEm Awards in Berlin.