Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Oxford American Chooses the South's Best Photographers
The Mississippi-based journal the Oxford American has chosen the top 100 Southern artists, and a lot of them are photographers.
The folks at the Oxford American came up with this list by consulting, they say, "gallery owners, curators, critics, [and] artists." They have not posted all the winners on their website -- the top 40 are only listed in the print edition of the journal, and my copy hasn't made it to me yet.
But the website does list the bottom 60, and here are the photographers from among them:
Louviere + Vanessa
Nathan Alexander Ward
Daniel J. Moskop
Paul Outlaw and Jennifer Catron
Ben Gately Williams
Jonathan Michael Hicks
Jennifer E. Fairfax
Great to see these folks getting this kind of recognition. Some of the names are familiar to us, while others are not.
I'm always delighted to learn of photographers new to me, and I will be getting these folks into my lists of photographers as I get to know them better. I will also be sending along the Top 40 as soon as I get my hands on an Oxford American.