this might sound like a very stupid question, and I am almost ashamed to put it here... however, after using the code straight from wp codex, and trying a couple of other variations from googling around, i simply have NO IDEA why this is not working!
here's what i am using for the wp query on the index.php
$args = array( 'post_type' => array('photographs', 'published_works'), 'meta_key' => 'place', 'meta_value' => 'usa', 'posts_per_page' => '-1' );
i set up a custom taxonomy called 'place', and 'usa' is one of the terms. i can get to the archive page easily, but if i want to filter it out in the index page, it simply shows no posts at all.
so, i am assuming that the mistake is probably elsewhere, since the code above is taken straight from codex. any ideas of what i might be doing wrong???