Robert Klein Gallery presents Stories from the South, a new exhibition of photographs by long-time Magnum photographer, Constantine Manos.
This exhibition features vintage prints of some of the artist’s earliest work taken in his native South Carolina. Beginning in 1952, the 18-year old Manos tackled a variety of subjects, including the inhabitants of Daufuskie Island, a small island off the coast of South Carolina, as well as a Ku Klux Klan rally near his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina.
After the creation of his seminal body of work, A Greek Portfolio, Manos would continue photographing in South Carolina. How work from this period included the documentation of the everyday lives of a sharecropper family, and the 1966 funeral of an African-American soldier killed during the Vietnam War, which would go on to be published in Look Magazine and earn Manos the 1966 New York Art Directors’ Award.
Constantine Manos : Stories from the South
from May 11 until June 29, 2019
Robert Klein Gallery
38 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116