Ashton is the editor and founder of Deep South Voice. In 2011, he began Deep South Voice as a blog for a journalism class project while he was a student at the University of Southern Mississippi, but it quickly grew into much more. Ashton’s work has been published in several notable publications over the years, including The New York Times. In addition to his work on Deep South Voice, Ashton is a part-time professional photographer based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. You can learn more about his photography at www.ashtonpittman.photo.