Shelby Lee Adams: Salt & Truth
October 6, 2012 – January 7, 2013
PhotoNOLA Keynote Lecture: Friday, Nov 30, 7pm
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Wed-Mon 10am-5pm; plus Ogden After Hours on Thurs, 6-8pm
Museum admission: $10 general public/ free for members
For more than thirty-five years, Shelby Lee Adams has been making powerful and honest photographs of the hollow dwellers of eastern Kentucky. These images described by Adams as “collaborations” come from mutual trust and respect between the photographer and his subjects.
Adams was born and raised in Hazard, Kentucky. His insider knowledge and connection to the people and culture of that region is reflected in his compassionate photographs that expose the depth and character of a disappearing lifestyle.