Bill Birkhead, a 74-year-old retired professor from Providence, Rhode Island, and his wife of over 50 years Faith Birkhead, a 73-year-old retired artist from Long Island, New York, pose for a portrait on their property in Hamilton, Georgia. The two have lived there together for more than 30 years. (Photo/Jenny Goldberger, www.jennygoldberger.com)
Bill Birkhead, a 74-year-old retired professor from Providence, Rhode Island, and his wife of over 50 years Faith Birkhead, a 73-year-old retired artist from Long Island, New York, pose for a portrait on their property in Hamilton, Georgia. The two have lived there together for more than 30 years. (Photo/Jenny Goldberger, www.jennygoldberger.com)

Faith and Bill Birkhead have been married for over 50 years, with more than 30 spent in Hamilton, Georgia. Faith has had many jobs during her time in Harris County, ranging from art gallery owner to city councilor, while Bill was a professor at Columbus State University for many years. Now retired, the pair spend much of their time reading, tending to their many plants and animals, and Faith consistently creates art.

By Jenny Goldberger

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