Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Charles Ellis Johnson and the Erotic Mormon Image

Mary Campbell
University Of Chicago Press
192 pages

“A beautiful meditation on the agency of photographs, this book on the Mormon photographer Charles Ellis Johnson is also a remarkable account of American sexuality, its rituals, and its prohibitions, down to the last strap unfurled from the last shoulder in that photograph earmarked for an eager customer in Fresno.”
-Alexander Nemerov, author of Soulmaker