Thursday, July 12, 2012

Photography on Exhibit in Charlotte this Summer

There are two shows up in Charlotte right now of interest to Southern photographers.

The Light Factory at 345 North College St. has on view its annual Juried Annuale, with work selected by juror  Kevin Miller, Director of the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Of six photographers whose work is on view through August 19th, 2012,  three are working in the South.

Dawn Roe is from Winter Park, Florida, Rylan Steele lives in Columbus, Georgia, and Aspen Hochhalter(see image above) lives in Charlotte.

Also, over at DOMA Gallery at 1310 South Tryon Street, is a show called Dante and the Delta, featuring work by Mike Smith and Magdalena Solé up now through August 17th, 2012. 

Smith (who is on the faculty at East Tennessee State University) has on view work from his portfolio of work made in the town of Dante, a down-on-its-luck former coal mining town in Southwestern Virginia.

Solé has up  at DOMA images from her New Delta Rising portfolio, made during a  year-long study of communities in the Mississippi Delta, and published recently by the University of Mississippi Press. This book won the Silver Award in 2011 from the PX3 Prix de la Photographie.

Solé is based in New York City, but she works so well in the South that she has earned the title Honorary Southern Photographer.

These shows offer an enticing combination of emerging and established photographers and a wide range of work from the deeply personal to the documentary, so a trip to Charlotte might well have a place on the calendar for the summer of 2012.

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