Monday, June 7, 2010

Peter Sekaer Photographs the South

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta currently has on exhibit a body of work from the 1930's and 1940's made in the South by the Dutch photographer Peter Sekaer.

Sekaer traveled through the South with Walker Evans on exhibitions funded by the Farm Service Administration. His work provides an engaging contrast to Evans' iconic images of rural Southern poverty, not so much challenging but enriching and broadening the view we get from Evans' work.

The show is called Signs of Life and features over 80 photographs, including images of folk art and ads for ice cream as well as of signs of segregation, child labor, and chain gangs on the roads. It will be up through January 9, 2011.

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