Photo by Matthew Fuller

Matthew Fuller’s “Fat Smoke” was born one midsummer afternoon as the waft of burning wood and grilled meat filled the air with the sensation of summer. We all have our favorite barbecue joints, the ones we will wait hours in line for, the ones we will drive hundreds of miles for. But what is it about barbecue that defines Texas so precisely? Fuller sought to shed his own artistic light on this question, going behind the scenes at many of the places. The result is “Fat Smoke,” his photographs of various barbecue joints.

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