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A History of Southern Photography

A History of Southern Photography

35 works and 22 photographers are included in this survey of photographs taken in the American South between the years of 1956 and 2015. This exhibition brings together narratives that never intersected and photographers that devoted their lives to the methodical practice of burning images on to film with a box and a lens.

Photographers:

Debbie Fleming Caffery, Aaron Canipe, Keith Carter, John Chiara, William Christenberry, Dennis Darling, Eliot Dudik, William Ferris, Emmet Gowin, Lauren Henkin, Paul Kwilecki, Baldwin Lee, Lawson Little, John Menapace, Carl Martin, Elizabeth Matheson, Don Norris, Gordon Parks, Jeff Rich, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Rylan Steele and Susan Worsham

OPENING RECEPTION: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 5:30PM - 7:30PM

LECTURE BY PHOTOGRAPHER BALDWIN LEE 6PM

Baldwin Lee taught photography at the University of Tennessee Knoxville for 32 years. He received an undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied with Minor White, and a graduate degree from the Yale School of Art, where he studied with Walker Evans. Lee’s work in photography has been shown widely in such venues as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His work has been recognized by the award of a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image credits: Dennis Darling, Miss Katherine at Home, 1977, © Dennis Darling, The Do Good Fund, Inc., 2013-21; Carl Martin, Woman in Office, 1996-98, © Carl Martin, The Do Good Fund, Inc., 2016-13; John Menapace, Untitled, © John Menapace, The Do Good Fund, Inc., 2014-56; Elizabeth Matheson, Burleigh, Plantation, Semora, NC, © Elizabeth Matheson, The Do Good Fund, Inc., 2017-19; William Ferris, Clover Valley M.B. Church, Vicksburg, MS, 1977, William R. Ferris Collection, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Debbie Fleming Caffery, Harry’s Hands, 1984, © Debbie Fleming Caffery, courtesy of Gitterman Gallery; Jeff Rich, Blue Ridge Paper Mill, 2008, © Jeff Rich, The Do Good Fund, Inc., 2014-21; Baldwin Lee, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 1984, © Baldwin Lee, The Do Good Fund, Inc., 2014-58; Baldwin Lee, Woman in Hat, Lula, MS, 1984, © Baldwin Lee, The Do Good Fund, Inc., 2016-14; Elizabeth Matheson, Shell Castle, Enfield, NC, © Elizabeth Matheson, The Do Good Fund, Inc., 2017-17; John Menapace, Untitled, © John Menapace, The Do Good Fund, Inc., 2014-37; Gordon Parks, Black Classroom, Shady Grove, Alabama, 1956, Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation

FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE DO GOOD FUND

Opening Reception Tuesday, February 20, 5:30pm - 7:30pm   

Lecture by photographer Baldwin Lee 6pm                                                                                                           

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