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 will feature the work of twenty-five emerging, mid-career and established photographers. Each photographer included will be individually showcased with a monographic installation focusing on a single body of work within the context of a group exhibition. All types of lens-formed imagery will be included from traditional analogue and digital still photography to video installation and new media. New Southern Photography will debut at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in the fall of 2018, and is available for travel to other institutions through 2021.
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.
Work represented in the exhibition will be from the past ten years. Photographers included in the New Southern Photography 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 is being curated by Richard McCabe, Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Curator of Photography.
For more information: https://ogdenmuseum.org/exhibition/new-southern-photography/
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
October 06, 2018 to March 10, 2019