New Southern Photography
October 6, 2018 – March 10, 2019
Opening: Saturday, Oct 6, 6-9pm
Gallery Talk & Book Signing: Saturday, Dec 15, 12-2pm
Film Screening: “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” by RaMell Ross: Friday, Jan 11, 7pm
Panel Discussion: The Dismantling of Southern Photography: Saturday, Jan 12, 2pm
New Southern Photography highlights the exciting and diverse breadth of photography being practiced in the American South today. The largest photography exhibition at the Ogden Museum to date, this exhibition features the work of twenty-five emerging, mid-career and established photographers. Photographers included in the exhibition are: David Emitt Adams, Kael Alford, Elizabeth Bick, Christa Blackwood, John Chiara, Scott Dalton, Joshua Gibson, Maury Gortemiller, Alex Grabiec, Aaron Hardin, Courtney Johnson, Tommy Kha, Brittany Lauback, Carl Martin, Jonathan Traviesa & Cristina Molina, Andrew Moore, Celestia Morgan, Nancy Newberry, RaMell Ross, Whitten Sabbatini, Jared Soares, Louviere + Vanessa, and Susan Worsham.
New Southern Photography explores the role photography plays in formulating the visual iconography of the modern New South. Regional identity in an interconnected and global world is central to the exhibition’s narrative. Themes and ideas addressed in New Southern Photography include: memory, the experience of place in the American South, cultural mythology and reality, deep familial connections to the land, the tension between the past and present, and the transitory nature of change in the New South. New Southern Photography follows in the rich tradition of Southern literature, where storytelling is paramount.
New Southern Photography was curated by Richard McCabe, the Ogden Museum’s Curator of Photography.
Image: ©Maury Gortemiller – They Will Be Punished with Everlasting Destruction
Archival Pigment Print, 24 x 36 inches