American Southern and Southeast Photography

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The Colorful South: William Christenberry, Birney Imes, William Greiner, William Ferris and Alec Soth is a 2017 exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art which says: "The Colourful South explores the role color photography has played in the history of Southern photography and beyond." Accessed 8/17

Our Living Past is a 2017 exhibit at the Alexandria Museum of Art which says: "The Music Maker Relief Foundation supports musicians who preserve the musical traditions of the South. Tim Duffy, its founder, has spent 35 years photographing the artists who work with the foundation.  This exhibition features platinum palladium prints of many of these southern musicians in their own environment." Also see article from Alexandria/Pineville Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Accessed 4/17

Our Living Past: A Platinum Portrait of Music Maker is a 2017 exhibit at the Huntsville Museum of Art which says: "Our Living Past celebrates the distinctive sounds of Southern roots music through 25 iconic images of living blues, gospel, soul and bluegrass musicians. (Tim) Duffy's images of artists like Freeman Vines, Taj Mahal, Ironing Board Sam, Lena Mae Perry, John Dee Holeman and Huntsville's own Ardie Dean, capture a sense of timelessness that is appropriate to the subjects. The images are made with the distinctive wet-plate collodion process -- an early photographic method that includes tintypes. They are printed using the platinum/palladium process, which provides the greatest tonal range of any photographic printing method using chemical development." To read more after exhibit closes, go to "Past Exhibitions" section of museum website. Also see Music Maker Relief Foundation. Accessed 5/17

Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach's Cancer Alley, an exhibit held March 27 - June 16, 2013 at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University. Includes press release. Accessed August, 2015.

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is a 2018 exhibit at the National Gallery of Art which says: " A native of Lexington, Virginia, Mann has long written about what it means to live in the South and be identified as a southerner." Extensive online presentation. Also see news release with wall text, checklist, videos. Accessed 5/18

Scarlett Passions, Bellocq's Storyville is a 2016 exhibit from R. W. Norton Art Gallery, which says: "Thanks to photographer Lee Friedlander, who discovered Bellocq's work in the 1960's, we have these transcendent images with which to remember the humanity of the often otherwise anonymous "soiled doves" of the fabled Storyville." On 10/15/16 Heliopolis posted "Scarlett Passions at Norton Art Gallery: Prostitution, Tasteful Nudes, and Pending Affairs" by Valerie DeLattte. Accessed 11/16

The Spirit of the Place: Photographs by Jack Leigh is a 2017 exhibit at the High Museum of Art which says: " Leigh was among a generation of Southern photographers who came of age in the 1970s, including William Christenberry and William Eggleston, whose work focused on the subtle beauty found in ordinary and out-of-the-way areas of the American South." Accessed 4/17

William Eggleston: Troubled Waters is a 2017 exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art which says: "This series portrays rural and roadside life in and around the Mississippi Delta, Memphis and points between."   Accessed 8/17

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